UITP Photo Contest - Lead the TRANSITion
UITP is giving you a unique chance to show the world your organisation’s most innovative projects!
New digital technologies, advances in green energy and the emergence of new business models are fundamentally changing urban mobility. This is why UITP is holding a photo contest on the theme "Lead the TRANSITion". The contest aims to show the images that best capture how innovative public transport can be in adapting to these changes. UITP’s photo contest will run from 16 September 2016 to 16 January 2017, and is open to all employees of the public transport sector.
The winning entries will be unveiled at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal (15-17 May 2017), where a selection...
CIVITAS-ELIPTIC represented at a conversation on clean bus deployment hosted by the Commissioner Bulc
EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc invited high-level representatives of cities to discuss barriers and potential actions for the deployment of clean buses for urban transport. 34 cities/region were represented at the meeting on 13 October 2016 in Brussels – out of which 5 were CIVITAS-ELIPITIC partner cities (Barcelona, Bremen, Brussels, London and Warsaw).
The coordinator of the CIVITAS-ELIPTIC project, Michael Glotz-Richter from the City of Bremen, stressed the needs for intensified research, technical development and integrated demonstration activities on the European level: “there is some uncertainty on operator’s level about the various technology paths. We don’t yet have the...
Cleaner transport for sustainable cities
On 15 September 2016, the Sustainable Mobility Exhibition was inaugurated during the Mobility Debate.
During the debate, Umberto Guida (Director of Research & Innovation, UITP) highlighted: Sustainable cities cannot exist without sustainable mobility. Apart from the shift to renewable energy sources, we should not forget about the shift towards more sustainable transport modes like public transport. It plays an indispensable role to make the cities liveable and less polluted.
To celebrate the European Mobility Week, the exhibition features sustainable mobility solutions on cubes displayed at the Esplanade of the European Parliament. After 21 September, the cubes will be moved in front...
Bremen's first e-bus goes on route
On 17 August, the first full electric battery bus was put in regular service by Bremen BSAG (public transport operator) after an official welcome address by the Senator for Environment, Construction and Transport Dr. Joachim Lohse and Hajo Müller, CEO and COO of BSAG.
Electric roads to charge your car as you drive
Plugging your electric car into a charging station could become a thing of the past as researchers are developing electric roads that can charge your car while waiting at a traffic light or even on the move.
Setting the core indicators to assess the achievement of ELIPTIC goals: the ELIPTIC Consortium and User Forum meet in Gdynia
The ELIPTIC Consortium meeting and User Forum meeting brought together over 60 representatives in Gdynia, Poland from 8 to 10 June 2016.
Save the date: ELIPTIC at TrolleyMotion Electric Bus Conference
Join ELIPTIC in Berlin on 1 June 2016 at the 5th International E-Bus Conference titled “Clean and quiet eBus: Improving quality of life in our cities” which is organised by TrolleyMotion.
Great success of the first ELIPTIC - CiViTAS webinar
The first ELIPTIC - CiViTAS webinar took place on the 29th of April 2016. The webinar was entitled “Optimised braking energy recovery in electric public transport systems” and it is the first of a series of three scheduled throughout the ELIPTIC project.
The webinar was attended by more than 30 professionals belonging to public transport operators, the industry sector and academy from all over Europe. The topic of braking energy recovery technologies as an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency in public transport systems like metro, light rail/tram or trolleybus networks was presented. Different technologies in this field are part of the work in the use cases of Pillar B “Innovative...
Creating new generation of buses
From 18 to 21 April Warsaw held the most important event in Europe for transport research - Transport Research Arena 2016 (TRA 2016). The 6th edition of TRA focused on innovative solutions for the mobility of tomorrow and served as a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience between the worlds of science and business. “The primary objective of the implementation of innovative transport solutions is to connect people together”, said Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, opening the conference. “The most burning need for the European Union is to create a transport that is reliable, cost-effective and sustainable. To do so, an appropriate selection of priorities should...
Do not forget - First ELIPTIC webinar: Optimised braking energy recovery in electric public transport systems on 29 April 2016!
Join us for the first webinar on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM CEST. You can still register here!
Braking energy recovery technologies are an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency in public transport systems like metro, light rail/tram or trolleybus networks and will be presented during the first ELIPTIC webinar from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST on 29 April 2016. Different technologies in this field are part of the work in the use cases of Pillar B “Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency” of the ELIPTIC project.