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ITS deployment in Bulgarian urban areas

30 November 2016 | By ,

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.


Sustainable development of Sofia public transport

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…


Sofia – a city in motion

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…


Ensuring balanced and sustainable development

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,…


Developments and projects of eTicketing for European public transportation

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…