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Issue 3 2011



Public transport must be a decisive element in our solutions for the future

22 June 2011 | By Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa, Minister of Transport and Communications, Norway

I am quite sure that the challenge we are facing in Norway is familiar to the majority assembled here: our population is increasing, especially in the towns and cities. There is less room for each and every one of us. Traffic, both private and public, is increasing. We simply cannot…


“We will continue to raise the technology bar”

22 June 2011 | By Martin Bergek, Icomera

Established in 1999, Icomera is the world’s leading provider of cellular broadband gateways delivering Internet connectivity for passenger transport, public safety and enterprise applications. In an interview for Intelligent Transport, Martin Bergek, responsible for group business development, product development and marketing at Icomera, tells us about their latest applications and…


Developing high-class public transport is a contributor to sustainable growth

22 June 2011 | By Rebekka Nymark, Head of Development, Metroselskabet

Public transport transforms and develops cities, it delivers on a number of political goals at the local and national levels and we are important players when global issues such as climate change are addressed. As public transport operators, we become successful when we manage to deliver beyond a merely supply-driven…


The exciting potential of mobility management

22 June 2011 | By 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…


Investments to reinforce public transport

22 June 2011 | By Göran Gunnarsson, Managing Director and CEO, SL (Stockholm Public Transport)

The Stockholm Region is the largest growth region in Sweden and the population is increasing by almost 30,000 people a year. For all of these people to be able to live, work and travel in the county, an efficient and expansive public transport system equipped to meet current and future…


What role will road pricing play in the urban mobility system of the future?

22 June 2011 | By Ivo Cré, Project Manager, Polis

The number of cities in Europe that are implementing urban road user charging schemes is growing very modestly. The EU is planning the preparation of the policy framework for urban road user charging. At the same time, a new debate emerges in Brussels, and in EU member states: what is…


The BAPTS project – Boosting Advanced Public Transport Systems

22 June 2011 | By Gregor Moss, Transport Commissioner, City of Bielefeld and Georg Werdermann, Rupprecht Consult

High-quality sustainable urban transport is a fundamental precondition for making European cities and regions better places to live. Since cities themselves are usually in the best position to find the right strategies, nine leading cities and regions from six countries in North-West Europe develop concrete model solutions for sustainable urban…