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#42 - April 2016        



Beijing Bus & Truck Expo will soon open its doors to visitors from all over the world. In the framework of this exhibition, IRU and Busworld Academy will organise a conference on new bus and coach technologies that you will not want to miss. And if you plan to be there, you will also want to have a look at the other articles focused on China that this issue of the newsletter is offering. Good news from the U.S and Canadian coach industry and the recent efforts undertaken by the Smart Move High Level Groups are also worth of your attention. Enjoy the read.


- The Smart Move team



IRU and Busworld Academy team up to organise a debate on clean technologies in Beijing on 24 May 2016



IRU and Busworld Academy are teaming up once again to organise an international debate on new bus and coach technologies on 24 May in Beijing China.


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China to have 200,000 greener buses by 2020


The Ministry of Transport in China has recently announced that China plans to introduce 200,000 cleaner energy buses in the urban public transport system by 2020. This means a fourfold increase from the current 50,000 environmentally friendly buses that run on the Chinese roads at the moment.


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Smart Move at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of China are organising the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing on 18-21 May 2016. Smart Move will be there aiming at raising the profile of group tourism by coach.


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Chinese manufacturer produces world’s first fully electric double-deck bus 


The world’s first fully electric double-deck bus was launched by London's transport authority TfL last month. The new buses, built by the Chinese automaker BYD, will contribute to improving the air quality in London.


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U.S and Canadian coach industry continues to be strong, study shows


According to a recent study commissioned by the American Bus Association Foundation, the U.S and Canadian coach industry continues to be one of the most reliable, cost effective and environmentally efficient means of transportation.


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Double collective passenger land transport to tackle climate change


The ECMF urges EU decision makers to adopt the objective of doubling the use of collective land transport in the EU. This is the shortest and cheapest way for society to reduce the carbon footprint of passenger transport. 


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Smart Urban Mobility report outlines clear direction for passenger transport in India


A report on Smart Urban Mobility, commissioned by the IRU initiated All India Smart Move High Level Group, has laid out clear recommendations to create a sustainable, integrated transport system for India.


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...GIZ China Transport Blog on Sustainable Transport in China.




CPT rewards coach friendly attractions


CPT UK has recently launched the Coach Friendly Attraction status that is to be offered to tourist attractions that are making an extra effort in welcoming groups travelling by coach.


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Busworld Academy & IRU conference "Smart city and intercity passenger transport
by bus & coach"

24 May 2016

Beijing, China


European Bus Forum 2016 

23 June, The University of Manchester



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