Issue #99
May 2014

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Dear members,

This week I am delighted to present you with several announcements for conferences and activities of European projects - VRUITS, CHAMP, EPTA, CIVITAS and CityMobil 2 - along with an outlook on the EU's plans for after the European elections.

Some good news from Catalunya complete the picture. The ninth line of the highly successful Expres.cat bus BHLS network has taken up service, a clear sign of Catalunya's continued commitment to high quality public transport and sustainable mobility.

I wish you a pleasant read!

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Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


Moving Together, the European Mobility Conference, Paris 11-12 June

Transports Publics, the European Mobility Exhibition, is taking place from 10-12 June in Paris. This year, the exhibition is accompanied by Moving Together, the European Mobility Conference featuring high level speakers from around the world to discuss the state of the art of Public Transport worldwide.

Find out more on the conference website.

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Planning for a Liveable City: 1st European Conference on SUMPs, Sopot 11-13 June

Registrations are now open for the1st conference of the European SUMP platform from 11-13 June in Sopot, Poland. For more information please go to the conference website and register here.


Click here to view a list of all upcoming events.

Members in action

Expres.cat rolled out: ninth bus line put into service!

The ninth bus line of the Expres.cat BHLS network in Catalunya has been put into service. With this further deployment of bus systems with a high level of service, the regional government shows its commitment to state of the art public transport.

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European projects

VRUITS Second Interest Group Workshop

VRUITS Second Interest Group Workshop "Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users - ITS applications addressing the needs of VRUs" will take place in Helsinki on 16th June 2014.

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CityMobil2 - Seven European towns and cities to demonstrate automated transport in 2014 and 2015

The European project CityMobil2 has selected the first round of sites to run large and small-scale demonstrations and showcases of automated road transport systems.

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EPTA Final conference, 28 May 2014 - programme ready

On 28 May in Brussels, the EPTA project 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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11th Edition of the CIVITAS awards 2014 is now open!

CIVITAS invites CIVITAS Forum cities to enter the CIVITAS Awards competition for 2014.

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CHAMP Final Workshop - Save the Date! 11-12 September 2014, Gent

The European CHAMP project will come to an end in September 2014. Block your calendars to hear all about the project's accomplishments, tools and recommendations at the CHAMP Final Workshop, hosted by yet another cycling city: Gent!

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News from the institutions

Directive on cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences annulled on grounds of wrong legal basis

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) states that the aim and content of the piece of legislation relates to transport safety and not police cooperation, which forms the legal basis of the current directive.

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Around Europe and beyond

Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform encourages cities to submit Smart Cities and Communities EIP commitments

With the deadline for submitting proposals coming closer (15 June), the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform calls on interested Cities and Stakeholders to participate in the Call for Commitment of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities.

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RE@SIEW conference call for papers - deadline 6 June

The RE@SIEW conference 2014 will take place in Singapore on 28 and 29 October 2014. The conference is organised by the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University with support of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS). The conference's Electromobility symposium has opened a call for speakers.

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