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Karsan Makes a New Strategic Partnership Deal in France  Karsan becomes 50 percent shareholder of HCI, its distributor in France!  Offering modern solutions for public transport, Karsan pushes forward with its investments to expand its product and service network and boost its already robust sales to overseas markets. Karsan signed a partnership agreement with its…
Karsan Showcases New Atak Electric in Germany!  Karsan introduces the newest member of its electric product line, Atak Electric, in a global event in Munich. This year’s event, co-organized with BMW, is centered around the theme of “New Definition of Mobility” and Atak Electric, electrified by BMW i technologies with a totally new design, was…
National awards – Best Bus Company for 2019 in Bulgaria Thank you very much for the prestigious award “Best Bus Company for 2019”, thanks for the confidence and respect of the whole transport sector. On the other hand, this award makes me a little sad. Nowadays we try to keep to survive, not to go…
Driver positions unfilled in the European road transport sector, according to IRU report  The European road transport sector is facing the most acute professional driver shortage in decades, a new report by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has found.  The report is based on insight from stakeholders across the European transport industry and drawn…
In the Netherlands the province of Utrecht, in the centre of the country, the provincial government together with operator U-OV, the name transport company Qbuzz is working under, will expand its bus fleet with 70 buses and modernise 55 existing diesel buses. As part of this 55 articulated electric buses will be ordered. Also 15…
Scania starts a trial project with autonomous buses in Sweden. The bus manufacturer collaborates in this project with Nobina, the largest public transport operator in the Nordic countries. Scania delivers two autonomous electric buses which will run on regular routes in the Stockholm area, the Swedish capital. The development project has already started and the…
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 Mercedes-Benz city bus green emission sticker, ZF automatic transmission, Euro V EEV engine, standing places: 61, ABS, ASR, Kneeling system, retarder, air condition, additional heating Webasto, loudspeaker, microphone, stereo system with radio, seats: 36 + 1 / (velours), 1 buggy parking bay, 1 space for wheelchair, handrail, single glass, front compressed air doors and large…
BAS Tyres has a large stock of Budget and European-brand tyres. Mounting/Montage is FREE, by trade-in of the old tyres. Attached you find a complete list with the tyres and dimensions we have in stock. For more information you can visit www.bastyres.com. Mounting is possible in our BAS Trucks workshop in Veghel (NL), also without…
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Van Hool to present three world premieres and 18 vehicles at BUSWORLD EUROPE 2019 Van Hool to present 3 world premieres at BUSWORLD EUROPE (18-23/10/2019); The EX11, the newest and shortest model in the EX range; The Fuel Cell-powered Exqui.City for the French city of Pau; The electrically powered CX45E for the American market.   Van…
National awards – Best Bus Company for 2019 in Bulgaria Thank you very much for the prestigious award “Best Bus Company for 2019”, thanks for the confidence and respect of the whole transport sector. On the other hand, this award makes me a little sad. Nowadays we try to keep to survive, not to go…
Great success for Sin Cars at the Geneva Motor Show  For the fourth consecutive year, the first Bulgarian car maker, Sin Cars, presented its production at the biggest automotive show in Europe – Geneva Motor Show. Following the worldwide success of the street version SIN R1, the company already has the first Bulgarian customer. The…
The Busworld Awards competition, previously known as the ‘European Coach Week’ (ECW) is officially open again. Busworld has been organising this competition since 1983. Now that the Busworld exhibition is moving from Kortrijk to Brussels, the Busworld Awards competition is moving there too. At the foot of the Atomium, right in front of the majestic…
Smart Cities Mobility Forum was held in Sofia on 26 March. Our cities and mobility systems are on the edge of a decisive shift. New technology is already reshaping urban life as we know it, but the end result is yet unsettled. The framework, however, is clear. Cities have more pulling power than ever, and…
Bilbao will once again host the second edition of the international railway fair and congress, Rail Live!  The organisation, Terrapinn Holdings Limited, which has the backing of Mafex – the Spanish Railways Association, is putting together an intense agenda of talks and round tables in which the latest trends in rail transport and the main…
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The MAN Bus Modification Center (BMC) have transformed a Neoplan Tourliner into a mobile home “that leaves nothing to be desired”, as MAN states: “A dream on wheels”. The high-decker has been transformed into a luxurious mobile home. “We are giving travelling in comfort a whole new meaning.” With features such as a duvet instead…
For the start of the year, a new environmental zone will come into force in Belgium. For travellers and logisticians, this requests increased attention. The registration procedure for the low emission zone and all access regulations can be consulted at www.lez-belgium.be! On 1 January, Belgium’s capital will introduce an extensive environmental zone covering the entire…
Stay up to speed at IT-TRANS newsletter BIG DATA. BIG POSSIBILITIES?   Data volumes are increasing and the API Economy is becoming a reality for the public transport sector. This opens up possibilities for the entire running of public transport, from operations and maintenance to customer service. This implies a massive cultural change, are you ready for it?Want to…
Urgent security actions needed over Calais violence against trucks  still needed to further improve transport hinterland around Calais as well as secure truck parking areas on Europe’s core road network. IRU understands the frustration of protesting drivers and operators in the Calais area.  Actions to further improve security are urgently required if the violence and criminal…
Volvo Dynamic Steering reduces the risk  for bus drivers Spending many hours behind the wheel every day, bus drivers often suffer strain in the shoulders, neck and arms. In order to reduce the risk of work-related injuries, last year Volvo Buses introduced Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS), which makes manoeuvring a bus considerably easier. Now a…
IRU  welcomes new EU transport decarbonisation strategy  IRU welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s new transport decarbonisation strategy, which contains a stronger commitment in enabling the greening of buses, coaches and trucks. In a recent communication on its strategy, the Commission outlined several on-going initiatives and intended new measures for the European transport sector’s…
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