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#43 - May 2016        



This issue of the newsletter has a 'green touch' with stories about cities and countries committed to take better care of the environment by either improving their bus transport systems or by initiating the complete shift of their bus fleets to emission-free vehicles. You are invited to discover the ITF award winner electric bus technology developed by the All India Smart Move High Level Group member, KPIT Technologies, and a new webapp designed to help coach drivers and operators find parking locations in Amsterdam. In this issue, you can also read about the British "Catch the bus week" campaign which is back for the third time this year encouraging people to discover the benefits of travelling by bus. Enjoy the read.


- The Smart Move team



Moscow awarded for making ‘smart move’ to tackle traffic gridlock



Moscow recently won the International Transport Forum’s 2016 Transport Achievement Award for its exemplary approach to improving traffic conditions, including through its investment in bus transport in the Russian capital.


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80 bi-articulated buses will soon run in Ecuador


Volvo Bus Latin America has received an order for 80 bi-articulated buses to the BRT system of Quito, capital of Ecuador. This is the first time that bi-articulated buses will run in Quito’s public transport system.


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Catch the Bus Week 2016: a smart campaign not to be missed


The bus is yet again celebrated in the UK between 4 and 10 July 2016 during the annual “Catch the Bus Week” campaign. “Catch the bus week” aims to show people the benefits of taking the bus and ultimately change travel behaviours in the long term.


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Bus fleet in Rennes to go fully electric by 2020


The city of Rennes in France is planning to have a fully-electric bus fleet by 2020. A call for tender was launched seeking for proposals of both standard and articulated buses from manufacturers.


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KPIT’s smart electric bus technology wins ITF innovation award


KPIT Technologies, member of the IRU initiated All India Smart Move High Level Group, is the winner of ITF’s “Promising Innovation in Transport Award” 2016.


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Dutch public transport buses switch to zero-emission vehicles


Emission-free buses in the Netherlands by 2025. This is the goal of the national agreement signed between The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and public transport operators from the 12 provinces of the country.


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IRU promotes bus & coach facilitation


IRU brought together leading representatives from national authorities, transport associations and leaders of industry from Belarus, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine to discuss and share best practices on important aspects of facilitating international bus and coach travel.


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...Urban Transport Roadmaps scenario-building tool that allows European cities to perform sustainable transport policy assessment and modelling.




New coach parking website for Amsterdam


Amsterdam city has produced a new website to help coach drivers and operators find parking locations in the city.


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European Bus Forum 2016 

23 June, The University of Manchester

 Busworld Academy & IRU congress "Towards a sustainable bus & coach future"


25 - 27 October 2016

Moscow, Russia



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» Publisher: Stuart Colley, IRU




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