Mobility Management - Articles and news items

The demand-response transport management model: the ideal solution for rural & low-population metropolitan areas

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  25 November 2016  •  GMV

GMV discusses why the demand-response transport management model is ideal for rural and low-population areas.

Technology-Enabled On-Demand / Flexible Transit Services: New Opportunities for Public Transport Authorities

Webinars, Z homepage promo  •  14 October 2016  •  DemandTrans Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, we discuss how an appropriate technology platform in combination with innovative service concepts provides regional transit authorities with the ability to configure, control, and operate cost-effective DRT / flexible transit services…

EU-wide service platform MOBiNET improves efficiency of Dial-a-Ride service in London

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  25 August 2016  •  Maria De Rycke – ERTICO – ITS Europe, Guido Di Pasquale – Pluservice, Isran Shaffi – Transport for London

The MOBiNET project envisages a new “Internet of Mobility” where transport users meet providers of next-generation mobility services… This article showcases the platform’s implementation within the Dial-a-Ride service improving its efficiency through mobile technology.

Spotlight on innovations at Transports Publics, the European Mobility Exhibition

Industry news, Z homepage promo  •  6 April 2016  •  Transports Publics

The 7th edition of Transports Publics, the European Mobility Exhibition, will be taking place in Paris on June 14-16…

Less than two months to go to the sixth edition of the Transport Research Arena

Industry news  •  24 February 2016  •  IBDiM

The sixth edition of the Transport Research Arena – TRA2016 conference will this time take place in the dynamic city of Warsaw and follow Göteborg, Ljubljana, Brussels, Athens and Paris in less than two months’ time…

Three questions to Gabe Klein, keynote speaker at IT-TRANS 2016

Industry news  •  1 February 2016  •  IT-TRANS

A public transport enthusiast, Gabe Klein is American and lives in Washington D.C., USA. ..

IT-TRANS 2016: Big data and the revolution in public transport customer experience

Industry news  •  16 November 2015  •  IT-TRANS 2016

The massive increase in data available to public transport companies and its potential for a customer service revolution will be the key focus of the conference programme at the 2016 IT-TRANS International Conference and Exhibition (1-3 March) in Karlsruhe, Germany…

Alliance establishes Mobility-as-a-Service initiative

Industry news  •  5 October 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

ERTICO – ITS Europe has announced the launch of a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) providing a common approach that puts both travellers and goods at the core of transport services.

Launching the French sustainable mobility policy for urban transport

Issue 4 2013  •  22 August 2013  •  Frédéric Cuvillier, Minister for Transport and Maritime Economy, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France

Since the beginning of the 21st century, France has been willingly involved in an energetic transition in which urban transportation is one of the main levers. Regarding the environmental, economic and social issues, urban transportation has to contribute to the development of ‘sustainable mobility’ inside our cities. This is the core of our country’s transportation policy.

The growth of urban population combined with the widespread use of cars has led to increasing congestion of artery roads which in turn has contributed to a rising level of air pollution, noise pollution and transportation collisions.

Consequently, we have to switch from separated public transportation networks to an urban mobility programme. I want this mobility to be sustainable and to embrace every form of travel. Succeeding in switching from the use of an individual car to alternative means of transpor – tation will be our greatest challenge.

LIMIT4WeDA: innovative mobility in weak demand areas

Issue 4 2013  •  22 August 2013  •  Francesco Filippi, Director, and Andrea Campagna, Research Fellow, Centre for Transport and Logistics, University La Sapienza Rome

European public and goods transport systems are essential to Europe’s prosperity. However, an estimated 10-20% of European citizens still encounter barriers and limited accessibility to public transport. Such barriers hinder employment, social and leisure activities, and full participation in society, and therefore place predominance on private car-based mobility. Yet the demand for accessible transport will rise with the rapid growth in the number and proportion of older citizens (aged 60 or more). An ageing society will place more emphasis on the provision of transport services that offer a high level of accessibility, perceived security and reliability, and appropriate solutions for users with reduced mobility or low financial capacity. Accessibility is a common issue in the so-called ‘weak demand areas’ (WDAs) – specific territories where demand for public transport services is low. These areas are generally characterised by low population density, scattered housing, and a wide variety of users.

Conventional transport systems can be inefficient in terms of costs and lead to the predominance of private car-based use, posing environmental problems and indirectly involving equity and inclusion problems to citizens.

The exciting potential of mobility management

Issue 3 2011  •  22 June 2011  •  Suvi Rihtniemi, Executive Director, Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL)

HSL – Helsinki Regional Transport – plans and procures public transport services in the Helsinki region on behalf of its member municipalities. HSL is also responsible for strategic public transport planning and long-term transport system planning. Mobility management was included in HSL’s activities at the beginning of 2010 when the new joint local authority began its operations. HSL coordinates mobility management within 14 Helsinki region municipalities. The Finnish Transport Agency coordinates mobility management at national level on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. HSL also actively participates in national development projects.

Mobility management is about influencing people’s travel behaviour mainly through marketing and communications. It is also about making public transport and other sustainable modes of transport, like walking and cycling, as attractive as possible.