Issue #97
April 2014

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Dear members,

The highlight of this issue is the summary of the working group meeting on health and environment that took place on 7 and 8 April in Brussels. Presentations from the meeting are now online - please feel free to download them and share your thoughts.

At the same time, the European Commission has published a proposal for real-time traffic information specifications to be included in the ITS Directive. Polis has agreed to submit a position paper. You are invited to find out more in the included article.

When you are logged in as a member to the Polis website, you will have access to a considerably enhanced database of documents, events and news compared to the public website.

Contact us if you do not know your login details!

Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


Registrations open for Transports Publics 2014 - the European Mobility Exhibition

Registrations are now open for Transports Publics 2014, taking place from 10-12 June 2014 in Paris.

With over 10,000 participants, Transports Publics is recognised as the European showcase for innovations in equipment, services and policies relating to the entire mobility sector, bringing together highly qualified professionals and decision-makers.

For more information and to register, click here.

Two weeks left to apply for funding from Do the Right Mix! Campaign

Two weeks are left for NGOs, local authorities, public bodies or schools/universities/research institutes to apply for up to EUR 7000 in funding for urban mobility awareness-raising action through the European Commission's Do the Right Mix! campaign.

To register, go to http://dotherightmix.eu/action/about, register your promotional action and tick the 'Apply HERE to get up to EUR 7000 of financial support!' box at the bottom of the form.

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Polis Network News

Experts and practitioners met at the Polis Environment and Health working group meeting on April 7-8 in Brussels to talk about active travel, travel behaviour change and exchange on best practices

The Polis Environment & Health in Transport working group met on April 7-8, 2014 in Brussels. The meeting looked at new approaches to encourage physical activity, replace car trips by active travel, and promote travel behaviour change.

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European projects

Towards interoperable traffic systems in Europe

A series of national workshops will be held around Europe to debate the adoption of open specifications and standards (OSS) in transport. OSS are useful to support system interoperability and to overcome vendor lock-in, leading to lower costs and greater system innovation.

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Launch of TIDE e-learning seminars

The EU TIDE project has established a series of online courses for those interested in bringing innovative transport solutions to their own town, city or region.

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CIVITAS Forum 2014 - call for speakers now open

The CIVITAS Forum invites proposals from speakers to contribute presentations for technical sessions and Pecha Kucha sessions for the CIVITAS FORUM 2014.

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Save the date: EPTA Final conference, 28 May 2014, Brussels

On 28 May, the EPTA project team will hold its final conference entitled "Public Transport Authority - a key factor leading to transport sustainability. Lessons learnt, impacts, and commitments".

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