A Day of Strategic Dialogues: ITS National Plenary held at the ERTICO Offices

Yesterday, Tuesday 28 November marked a pivotal moment for the European Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) community as the Plenary of the National ITS Associations meeting unfolded at the ERTICO – ITS Europe offices in Brussels. The day provided strategic dialogues and innovative ideas, solidifying the commitment of ERTICO and the members of ITS Nationals Network towards a more sustainable and intelligent mobility future across Europe. Connecting the dots with the ITS Nationals Network of more than 30 organisations is a true win-win for the deployment of smart and sustainable transport & mobility services.  The day commenced with welcoming remarks by the Chair, Guenther...


SUM Living Labs ready to begin trials

In the past six months since its start, the SUM project consortium has made significant progress in establishing specifications and methodologies. Now two of its nine Living Labs are ready to trial their technologies that promise to transform the urban mobility ecosystem in a smart and sustainable way. The SUM project aims to is to facilitate the transformation of mobility in 15 European cities by 2026 and in 30 European cities by 2030. This transformation involves the integration of new shared mobility (NSM) modes with public transport, focusing on innovation, interconnectivity, environmental sustainability, safety, resilience and replicability. The project’s nine Living Labs comprise a...


Arriva wins London Bus contract for new routes

Arriva UK Bus has been awarded two new contracts to operate bus routes by Transport for London (TfL) in addition to retaining seven contracts as part of its existing London operations. Arriva also plans to invest in 87 new electric buses, 76 double deckers and 11 single deckers, to join the London fleet and is currently converting its Thornton Heath garage in Croydon to become fully electrified, giving it additional zero-emission capability in South London for over 100 buses.  This follows the electrification of its Brixton Tramshed in November 2021, from where Arriva operates 35 fully electric buses. Arriva has 14 depots across London which serve around 100 contracted routes on behalf of...


Commission opens call for proposals for net-zero technologies

The Commission has opened the Innovation Fund’s 2023 call for proposals with a record budget of €4 billion to support the deployment of innovative decarbonisation technologies. The call is funded by revenues from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), underlining the importance of carbon pricing for the green transition. The Commission has increased the overall funds available and doubled the budget allocated for cleantech manufacturing projects compared to the previous call. €1.4 billion are available to strengthen industrial manufacturing capacity, technology leadership, and supply chain resilience in Europe. Project promoters may apply for grants under five topics with distinct...

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