Public transport

Sustainable urban mobility in Romania: A work in progress

Discouraging increased car use in Romania’s large cities is one of the biggest challenges that urban mobility faces. With many arguing that the obvious solution is a high quality and efficient public transportation network, concerted measures are needed to improve the public transportation and disincentivise the use of private vehicles in favour of more sustainable means of transport.

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Demand for public transport on the rise

A total of 57.9 billion public transport journeys were made in 2014 in the EU-28 member states.

The new UITP Statistics Brief on Local Public transport in the EU highlights 2014 as the first year for distinct growth in demand for public transport following the years of stable demand brought upon by the start of the economic crisis in 2008.  

The shares of each of the transport modes have remained relatively stable over the past years. Of the 57.9 billion public transport journeys made in 2014, 55.8% were by bus, 16.1% by metro, 14.5% by tram and 13.6% by suburban rail.

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Contested measures affecting price of public transport tickets in Sofia

On 1 June took effect the decision to increase the price of public transport tickets in Sofia. Following the proposal from Sofia Urban Mobility Centre, the company operating public transport in the capital, the municipality council approved the sharp increase in the price of a single ticket from BGN 1 to BGN 1.6.

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Organisation and major players of short distance public transport in the EU

The new edition of the brochure "Organisation and major players of short-distance public transport" revises and updates the previous guidebook in line with the national adaptation processes to the new rules 4 years after the application of the PSO Regulation.

The publication highlights the changes to the institutional organisation, the legal framework and the market structure of public transport in 15 European countries.

Available now at the UITP bookstore!

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