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Issue 5 2011



Austria is ready to embrace mobility increases

31 October 2011 | By Doris Bures, Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Mobility is a basic need in our society; it is essential for the development of the economy, business location and our entire society. Mobility needs are increasing drastically, as is illustrated by all traffic forecasts. Our challenge: how can we shape the rapidly growing volume of traffic, both in freight…


Wiener Linien’s social media success contributes to passenger satisfaction

31 October 2011 | By Günter Steinbauer, CEO, Wiener Linien

The Viennese love their public transport. Thirty-six percent of all trips within Austria’s capital are made by subway, tram and bus. This makes Vienna an international leader in the field of public transport – and that is certainly quite something. Alongside having good infrastructure and modern vehicles, there is no…


2011 – A year rich in changes at TPG

31 October 2011 | By Roland Bonzon, CEO, TPG

As previously announced in Intelligent Transport Issue 5 2010, after several years of feasibility studies, preparation and finally construction, travellers in Geneva will be able to benefit from tram line 14 and its new 6.5km extension to Bernex. At the same time, a major re-organisation of the tram and bus…


Growth through innovation – Lausanne’s new driverless metro

31 October 2011 | By Marc Badoux, Deputy Director, tl (Transports publics de la région lausannoise)

Lausanne’s new driverless metro line – named m2 – began commercial service in October 2008. The new line has boosted the ridership of the city’s public transportation network which has increased by almost 30% since commercial service started. Costing approximately £600 million, this remarkable ‘micrometro’ has 14 passenger-friendly stations and…


The CCTV system in the entire bus fleet of Madrid

31 October 2011 | By José Ángel Rivero, General Manager, EMT Madrid

In May 2009, EMT Madrid started its CCTV project known as VEA (Videovigilancia Embarcada en el Autobus) for the entire bus fleet of Madrid and it was finished in July 2011. Approximately 2,000 buses running daily in the city of Madrid are now equipped with this on-board video surveillance system.…