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Driverless buses soon to operate in Estonia

17 July 2017

Driverless shuttle buses will be soon seen in Tallinn operating on the route between Viru Square and the Tallinn Creative Hub - the main venue of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A single shuttle carries up to 8 passengers and the ride is free of charge.

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Madrid calls for bus transport courtesy

30 June 2017

Starting from this month, bus travelers in Madrid can see signs calling for the respect of the bus seat boundaries. This initiative is aimed at men who invade the space of others with their overly spread legs.

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Commonwealth of Independent States to prioritise passenger mobility

27 June 2017

IRU’s Smart Move working group in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region pushes forward with its work to promote advanced industry regulation, and access to safe, clean and green passenger transport.

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LA Metro expands its natural gas bus fleet

25 June 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority decided to purchase 295 40-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which will be fueled by renewable natural gas. The contract includes an option for the purchase of 305 additional CNG buses.

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Benefits of bus travel showcased in the UK during the ‘Catch the Bus Week’

19 June 2017

Catch the Bus Week organised by Greener Journeys from 3 to 9 July 2017 will celebrate the bus for the fifth time this year. A wide range of entertaining activities designed to raise awareness of the numerous benefits of travelling by bus will take place during one week across the UK.

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French guide for light passenger transport

18 June 2017

Passenger transport by light vehicles (with a capacity of less than 10 seats) has been growing in the last years in France. To respond to this market in expansion, the French National Federation of Passenger Transport has recently published a report offering guidelines for all the actors active or interested in this market.

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New coach park opened in Bristol

17 June 2017

Bristol has made a further step in welcoming tourists visiting the city by coach with the opening of a new coach park. The park is situated at the Bristol Fruit Market, not far from the city center and important attractions such as the Cathedral.

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Regular autonomous bus service becomes a reality in Finland

17 June 2017

Helsinki announced plans to launch a self-driving bus service this autumn. The introduction of the RoboBusLine represents a shift from an experiment to regular, scheduled public transport service. The final route, launch date, and schedule of the RoboBusLine will be announced later this year.

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Applications for the IRU Smart Move Awards – Extended deadline

08 June 2017

Candidates who demonstrate innovation and excellence in supporting and promoting sustainable mobility by bus and coach have more time to apply for the 2017 IRU Smart Move Awards. The deadline for applications has been extended to the 30th of June.

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Bus services at the heart of Dublin’s public transportation revamp

31 May 2017

The Dublin region is looking at radically transforming its public transport system and sees bus services as key in addressing congestion.

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Smart Move Discussion Paper focuses on Smart Urban Mobility in Latin America

31 May 2017

The significant growth in population that Latin America has experienced in the last years has led to a major expansion of urbanisation and consequently to high levels of traffic congestion and pollution. The Smart Move Discussion Paper on Smart Urban Mobility in Latin America provides a comprehensive overview of these issues and points out specific areas for improvement.

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Buenos Aires Metrobus wins global recognition

29 May 2017

Metrobus 9 de Julio project in Buenos Aires will be honoured at the global summit of transport ministers.

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Bus Operators in Germany and South Tyrol join forces for collective eco-bus purchase

27 May 2017

This week, Wuppertal based WSW mobil GmbH has tendered the procurement of 63 fuel cell buses for operation in public transport. The joint procurement activity is part of the JIVE project, an EU funded project deploying 139 new zero emission fuel cell buses across nine cities.

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