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#54 - June 2017        



In this issue of the newsletter you can read about our sector's continuous efforts to become greener and more attractive. Autonomous buses, transport authorities investing more in clean vehicles or the ‘Catch the Bus Week’ campaign are some of the topics covered in this edition.


Before leaving on vacation, don't forget to pencil the date of 20 October 2017 in your calendar. It is the day when the IRU & Busworld Academy International Coach Conference will take place in Kortrijk in the framework of Busworld Europe, the world’s biggest bus and coach exhibition.


 - The Smart Move team



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

'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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LA Metro expands its natural gas bus fleet


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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Regular autonomous bus service becomes a reality in Finland


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.


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French guide for light passenger transport


Passenger transport by light vehicles 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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Commonwealth of Independent States to prioritise passenger mobility


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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Madrid calls for bus transport courtesy


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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Smart Awards reward business, public policies or industry practices that increase the attractiveness, safety, security, efficiency, environmental and social performance of bus and coach transport.


Coach tourist corner


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.







IRU & Busworld Academy
International Coach Conference


20 October 2017

Kortrijk, Belgium



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