June 11

The strong social character of public passenger transport and state obligations, irrespective of its political and economic system

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June 11, Opinion

Octavian Udriste, Senior Technical ConsultantClub Feroviar After World War I, the development of the automotive industry has made the automotive vehicle a serious and many times, disloyal rival of railways. Consequently, railway management authorities have taken protection, as well as equipment measures, in order to keep passengers and build the customers’ loyalty and in order […]



Public infrastructure investments bring added value to national economies

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June 11, Lex, Statistics

The Advanced group is way ahead of the second On Schedule group. The difference between the last country in the top group (Austria, 806 points) and the leading country in the second group (Belgium, 753 points) amounts to a total of 53 points. The second, and by far the largest group, the On Schedule group, […]



How gainful electric vehicles really are?

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, Environment, June 11

They are definitely more expensive to buy, but they are cheaper to maintain than conventional vehicles and pollute 40 times less. Will electric vehicles be the solution for the future? However, until then, the world of electric vehicles is confronted with an infrastructure problem: power connections where batteries could be charged up are quite rare […]



TAP TSI, a new element leading towards the Single Railway Market

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Business, Current Issue MT, June 11, Policies & Strategies

On May 5, 2011, the Commission Regulation adopted the technical specifications for interoperability (TSI) related to the sub-system “telematics applications for passenger services” (TAP) of the trans-European railway system. The TSIs were elaborated by the European Railway Agency (ERA) according to which  the European Union plans to develop a single ticket reservation system. Based on […]



“The General Approach” on the revision of the First Railway Package was disappointing

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June 11, Market Development

On June 16, the European transport ministers met in Luxembourg to discuss several key proposals launched by the European Commission, including a Directive on supporting the single European railway area and the White Paper on Transport. The Transport Council has also been attended by the EC Vice President, Siim Kallas. The European railway sector, represented […]



Congestion, a today’s problem which must not be ignored

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June 11, Policies & Strategies

In line with global urbanisation trends, it is estimated that 4.5 billion people globally will be living in cities by 2020, representing 60% of the world’s population. This will continue to exacerbate demand for urban transportation in these areas, which will be dependent on smart mobility networks to facilitate travel and the movement of goods […]



Electric vehicles. The features of rechargeable units raise questions

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, Environment, June 11, Metropolitan

Electro-mobility represents a complex process, which imposes challenges that contribute to a radical change in transport, from legal regulations and policies to the necessary rechargeable infrastructure, whose elements will determine the adoption of this new means of transport. When it comes to the rechargeable infrastructure, it is necessary to apply measures related to interoperable infrastructure […]



Active mobility reduces pollution and consolidates social relations

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June 11, Mobility

Worldwide, many revolutionary ideas have been launched when it comes to transport. Several programs and projects have been developed, which analyse the influence of this sector on the environment, on pollution and health. Many activities have been and continue to be implemented in order to reduce transport emissions. However, the level of pollution in urban […]



Spaces dedicated to people with disabilities need integration

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June 11, Mobility

In Europe, for one of five people public transport is a challenge because of old age, handicap and reduced mobility. For this reason, the European Union has established a series of regulations aimed at facilitating the access of these people to mobility. Regulations and becoming aware of these issues were the main factors which determined […]



Signage in stations encourage mobility

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue MT, June 11, Mobility

Signage in railway stations help passengers spend their time more efficiently and encourage mobility growth. The different types of information displayed inside railway stations grant passengers assistance to rapidly access information points, platforms and trains to reach their destinations, as well as directions to connexions with other means of transport. To benefit from a safe […]