Whether you spent your holidays in front of the TV watching the Olympic games laying on the beach sun bathing visiting cities full of tourists hiking and enjoying a green holiday or wandering in endless deserts we hope you had a lovely summer break.

Back here in our Brussels office we are very busy with preparing the 19th ITS World Congress and with just one month to go before the big kick off we would like to welcome you back with this new September edition of the ERTICO eMagazine.

This month we focus on the ERTICO Partnership project FREILOT a European co-funded pilot which had its glorious final event in June and is now slowly coming to an end. First line personalities such as Zeljko Jeftic (Senior Project Manager at ERTICO & FREILOT project coordinator) Willem Hartman (Managing Director of Peek Nederland) and Gert Blom (City of Helmond) share with us their thoughts about the projects and reflect on these past 3 years.

We also continue with our series of articles on international cooperation summing-up the latest green developments in China. We give an overview of the current situation of the transport policy in a country that despite being one of the most polluted and polluting country on the planet is trying to find solutions to reduce carbon emissions and move towards sustainable mobility.

In our monthly interview we welcome Cubic Transportation Systems a new ERTICO Partner. Cubic Transportation Systems are a global company with headquarters in San Diego which provides integrated revenue management systems and services for the mass transit industry. Martin Howell Director of Worldwide Communications explains Cubic’s activities in the ITS field and shares his view on the city and mobility of the future.

Next month we will have a special edition entirely dedicated to the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna. We will invite you to discover the ERTICO Partnership businesses networking and social activities during the ITS event of 2012.

Finally before we leave you to enjoy our September edition we are excited to announce the shortlisted videos for our 2012 ITS Video Competition! Eight videos for each category (“ITS community” and “general public”) have been shortlisted following the public vote and will now go before the ITS Experts Committee who will select the 3 finalists in each category. These finalists will then battle it out in a live vote at the VIP dinner in the 19th ITS World Congress. Winners will be shown at the closing ceremony of the 19th ITS World Congress.

Click here to see the short-listed videos!

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Original Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2012