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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
IRU Board demands immediate moratorium on French ‘Loi Macron’ - IRU calls on French authorities to postpone implementation of Loi Macron as essential requirements for compliance by road transport operators are still not available. European Commission urged to support postponement until…
Buses in London are getting slower The latest bus speed data for London  shows a clear pattern of declining speeds across London and we fear the trend will continue when we review the figures for the last quarter of 2015/16 later…
public transport: at the heart of the new mobility world With space increasingly at a premium in today’s cities, high quality public transport combined with a broader mix of mobility services is the answer to cutting car dependency according to…
  Spheros equips Volvo hybrid plug-in buses  It is not only the bus occupants who require a pleasant climate, but also the modern electrotechnology in the bus. The first 20 Volvo hybrid plug-in buses have now been equipped with the…
 Brussels Airport Company has issued an invitation to tender for the purchase of 30 electric buses to transport passengers at the airport. In addition, Brussels Airport Company will replace 40 service vehicles over the next two years with vehicles running…
Bus Rapid Transit in Europe 14 September 2015  •  Author(s): Graham Ellis, Public Transport Industry Expert EuroTransport has recently showcased1 several Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the UK along with the success of Keolis in introducing BRT in their areas of operation. The bigger…
WORLD METRO FIGURES STATISTICS BRIEF WORLD METRO FIGURES 2014 OUTLOOK AND FOCUS ON AUTOMATED LINES In 2014, 157 cities around the world had a metro system in operation. Nearly two thirds of these networks are located in Asia and Europe…
EuroTransport has recently showcased1 several Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in the UK along with the success of Keolis in introducing BRT in their areas of operation. The bigger question is; does BRT also work for the rest of Europe?…
TomTom Speed Cameras App available for free TomTom (TOM2) today announced the availability of its TomTom Speed Cameras app for Android, in 15 countries globally. The free Speed Cameras app offers highly accurate fixed and mobile camera alerts in real…
Transport for London (TfL) figures reveal London Underground carried almost 5 million passengers on 9 October 2015, the busiest day in its 152-year history. On 09 October 2015, London Underground recorded its busiest day on record with 4.735 million passengers…
British manufacturer ADL CEO Colin Robertson said recently that 2015 is shaping up for a record year of output, turnover, profitability, market leadership and growth in international territories. In the past 12 months ADL has won a steady 46% share…
The International Jury in particular commended the highly innovative concept of the project especially designed for and tour operators that wish to plan their group tours in an easy and smooth way. DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE  parkyourbus.com is an internet site…
Istanbul is a mega city with 14 million of population and public transport needs radical solutions here. There is an existing 143 km long railway line in total (metro and trams combined) and it is growing; however a BRT route…
Innovative Solutions for Intelligent Travel are offered at  Cubic. We love to solve problems and give travelers choices in how to pay their fares quickly and safely through our revenue management and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) systems and tools. We also enable…
DIWA SmartNet from Voith: Simple and Efficient Driveline Monitoring Over the Entire Life Cycle With the DIWA SmartNet telemetry system, bus operators gain a quick and simple overview of vehicle operational data as well as insight into potential optimization of…
• The readers of the trade journals lastauto omnibus, trans aktuell and Fernfahrer selected EUROPART as “Best Brand 2015” in the category truck/bus spare parts dealer • EUROPART TrailerSTATION honoured as brand-independent concept in the category workshop concepts  EUROPART is…
Masats is launching a new range of lifts for high-floored vehicles. It is a hydraulic vertical lift for coaches. The lift is fitted behind the rear axle, with maximum space efficiency. It allows access to people with special needs through…
UITP REVEALS PROMISING GROWTH IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODAL SHARE EN ROUTE TO 2025 OBJECTIVE Back in 2009, the public transport sector set itself a goal: double its market share worldwide by 2025 to make cities more liveable and more productive.…
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Busworld Academy and IRU organised a two day seminar at Busworld India 2015 together with several partners such as: EBTC, UN-Habitat and Embarque. They welcomed 18 speakers in total, coming from Spain, Sweden, Belgium, India, Poland, Bulgaria, and the UK.…
 Not too hot – not too cold: especially when it comes to rescue operations or during civil protection, the right temperature also matters. Thermal management specialist Eberspaecher offers suitable equipment for achieving this and, at Interschutz (8 – 13.06.2015), will…
 Friedrichshafen. ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology, and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) announced today that the companies have completed the transaction under which ZF has successfully acquired TRW. TRW will be incorporated…
  Good news for London’s 2.4 billion bus passengers. They will now be able to get free information about their bus services, including any planned changes to their routes by joining an online community set up by London TravelWatch, the…
Special arrangement for foreign taxable persons, who occasionally perform services of international road passenger transport We would like to inform you that for the period from 1 April 2015 onwards a special arrangement is introduced for foreign taxable persons, who…
'Make in India' initiative gives boost to heavy engineering industry in India as FDIs are opened for Railways and Defence sectors While leading a German delegation to explore collaboration opportunities in India, Mark Hauptmann, political scientist and the German Parliament…