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Issue 6 2014



Issue #6 2014 – Digital version

5 January 2015 | By

In this issue: A foreword from John Verity, Chief Advisor of ITSO Limited; Ticketing Supplement – assessing how contactless payment technology is stepping up a gear; A look at public transport development in Budapest, Riga and Istanbul; Vehicle Design Supplement – Mike Weston, Director of Buses at TfL explains how…


Vehicle Design supplement

22 December 2014 | By

In our latest free-to-view Vehicle Design Supplement, Mike Weston from TfL gives details about bus sensor technology trials in London; Richard McClean from DB Regio Tyne & Wear explains the Metro’s massive refurbishment programme; and Yannis Vardakastanis from the EDF outlines the importance of vehicle design for persons with disabilities...


Formulating effective energy reduction strategies

22 December 2014 | By Caroline Hoogendoorn and Bruno Guillaumin, OSIRIS Project

Project partners Caroline Hoogendoorn and Bruno Guillaumin, explain that the aim of OSIRIS is to develop an innovative methodology for simulating, evaluating and optimising energy consumption in urban rail systems, with the general objective of reducing the overall energy consumption of Europe’s urban rail systems by 10% (compared to current…


The intelligent, innovative, integrated Bus Systems project (3iBS)

22 December 2014 | By Michele Tozzi and Pauline Bruge, UITP European Project Manager

The intelligent, innovative, integrated Bus Systems project (3iBS1) has been founded on the consideration that buses still remain the most universal solution for sustainable urban development, effectively taking into account its economic, environmental and social perspectives...


Boosting public transport in Istanbul

22 December 2014 | By Kaan Yıldızgöz, Head of Training, UITP

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 13.8 million, Istanbul forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and has a unique feature as the city spans two continents – Europe and Asia. With ever-increasing population numbers,…


81% of passengers satisfied with public transport in Riga

22 December 2014 | By Leona Bemhens, Chairman, Rigas satiksme

In an interview for Intelligent Transport, Leons Bemhens – the company’s Chairman of the Board, discusses passenger and staff satisfaction levels, the ordering and delivery of new vehicles, plus the city’s increasingly popular electronic payment system...


Renewal and development in Budapest

22 December 2014 | By Tibor Bolla, CEO, BKV Zrt.

Budapest is a well-liked tourist destination ranking 37th among the 100 most popular worldwide cities; 2.7 million tourists choose to visit each year. And with a city-population rising to 1.7 million in 2013 (2.5 million within the suburbs), Hungary’s capital is quickly growing. BKV Zrt. is the main local public…


Compatibility and interoperability – key for smart ticketing success

22 December 2014 | By John Verity, Chief Advisor for ITSO Limited

Smart ticketing has emerged over the past few months as one of the central considerations when it comes to a number of core transport issues in the UK, just as it is throughout Europe. However, Chief Advisor for ITSO Limited John Verity explains that a wider working partnership for ticketing…


The OSPT Alliance and the drive for open standards in ticketing

10 December 2014 | By

The Open Standard for Public Transport™ (OSPT) Alliance1 is a global association working to advance transport ticketing from fragmented, national schemes to multi-modal, international and interoperable solutions, through the adoption of its CIPURSE™2 open standard. In this article, Laurent Cremer, Executive Director of the OSPT Alliance, talks about the association’s…