In this article Christina Nikolova from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) and Marta Klisurova from the Transport Research Institute, outline the requirements needed to develop and deploy Intelligent Transport Systems in Bulgarian cities and highlight that although progress has been made, there is still much to do.
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9 May 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
The European Commission has approved an investment of over €368 million for the construction of line 3 of the Sofia metro in Bulgaria.
29 March 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
A Siemens led consortium has supplied Sofia Metro line 3 with 20 Inspiro trains and a new automatic train control system.
17 December 2015 | By Metodi Avramov, Marketing Director of the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre
Sofia’s public transport was significantly developed in the years 2007-2013, with the introduction of extended metro lines, rolling stock and traffic management systems. Following the success of these changes, Metodi Avramov, Marketing Director of the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre, discusses how the Bulgarian capital city is now focusing on improving…
16 December 2013 | By Evgeni Krussev, International Projects Expert, the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre
Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and the biggest administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country. The population of Sofia is approximately 1.3 million inhabitants and its territory is 1,311km2. The organisation, management, supervision and finance of Sofia public transport as an integrated process are assigned to the Sofia…
6 November 2012 | By Solaris Bus & Coach
15.5 million Euro order calls for 67 Urbino standard and articulated buses...
22 December 2009 | By Minister Aleksandar Tsvetkov, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC), Bulgaria
Over the next four years, the main priorities in the transport policy of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications (MTITC) are: the successful integration of the Bulgarian transport system with the European system; the development of accessible and safe transport in all regions of the country; the support,…
11 November 2008 | By Hansjörg Röhrich, Vice Chairman, Kontiki Working Group
When Thor Heyerdahl decided to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Tahiti in 1947 in order to prove that what had hitherto been considered impossible could indeed be true, he named his balsa raft Kon-Tiki. Many years later, this name was perfect for reviving the same ideas in…