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Issue 6 2008



Combino trams prove successful for Budapest

18 January 2009 | By Péter Vág, Project Director and Retired Deputy CEO for Technology, BKV Zrt

In Intelligent Transport Issue 3 2006, there was an article about the Combino trams manufactured by Siemens, for operations in Budapest, Hungary. This time, we would like to provide a more detailed description of the trams and to report on the experience over two years of use and the follow…


Implementing long-term goals for the city of Ljubljana

18 January 2009 | By Darja Krstic, Director, LLP

The most important task of Ljubljanski potniški promet d.o.o. (LPP) is to ensure comfortable and undisturbed public transport for the Municipality of Ljubljana and the 16 suburban municipalities. Our goal is to make bus transportation the best alternative to the personal car. There are approximately 1,000 employees in LPP striving…


Dublin Bus moves with the times to ensure a more efficient service

18 January 2009 | By Joe Meagher, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Bus

Listening to the daily news unfolding of the impact of the economic downturn, it is becoming apparent that no one is immune to the difficulties arising from the current climate and like all cities, the future in Dublin looks challenging for businesses...


ITSO and Interoperable Fare Management

18 January 2009 | By Mike Eastham, General Manager, ITSO Limited and John Verity, Head of Compliance, ITSO Limited and EU-IFM Project Co-ordinator

Smartcards provide a significant number of benefits both to the card holder and for the background processes involved. Fraud, in particular, is a threat that is significantly reduced as smartcards are almost impossible to copy, whilst cards that are lost or stolen can easily be identified and removed permanently from…


RET embraces Enterprise Risk Management

18 January 2009 | By Will Franken RE CISA, Risk Manager, RET

In recent years, the legal structure for Dutch public transport companies has been changed drastically, transforming municipal services into private companies. Triggered by a Dutch government ruling that restricts public transport tenders to independent legal entities, RET decided to privatise as of 1 January 2007 (i.e. one public shareholder, non-transferable…


Metro: a ticket to opportunity for the rail industry

18 January 2009 | By Ken Mackay, Director of Rail and Infrastructure, Nexus

Tyne and Wear Metro owner, Nexus, is to invest £300 million modernising the 30-year-old system, which will include the market-testing of trains and station services. In an interview for Intelligent Transport, Ken Mackay, Director of Rail and Infrastructure for Nexus, explains how the investment programme will provide a step change…