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Spring | May 2012

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Welcome to the Polis public newsletter!

The 2012 Annual Polis Conference is under preparation: on 29-30 November, transport experts will gather in Perugia, Italy. The conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with local authorities on innovative transport solutions. Read more.

Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to deploy innovative technologies and policies for a more sustainable mobility. Read more.

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Polis secretariat


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2012 Annual Polis Conference - Call for Speakers

This year's Annual Polis Conference will take place 29-30 November 2012 in Perugia, Italy. The call for speakers is open until 20 June. The Annual Polis Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience, and for the wider transport community to engage with local authorities on innovative transport solutions. More information.


Polis Network News

Promoting open standards and specifications in traffic systems and ITS for cities and regions in Europe

The new European project POSSE, targeted at cities and regions, dealing with open standards and specifications in multimodal network management systems and traveller information systems has started recently.

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Polis Released Position Paper on Active Travel and Health

The paper calls upon European institutions and other European actors to take action, to ensure that the promotion of health benefits of active travel are maximised in all relevant European policies and programmes.

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ITS investment decision support tool presented for the first time

A tool to aid decision making on ITS investments has been developed and was presented for the first time at the Polis Traffic Efficiency & Mobility Working Group meeting in London on 12-13 April. Under the coordination of Polis the research group developed a decision support tool for pollution reduction.

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The Brussels-Capital Region launches the Mobility Toolbox

The Mobility Toolbox is meant for citizens to inform, inspire and help them prepare a project to re-design their neighborhood towards more sustainable mobility.

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MOLECULES Interest Group exchanges on electromobility in Paris

The workshop on 26 June will gather stakeholders from the private and public sector in the field of ICT for electromobility who will actively contribute to check the transferability of MOLECULES results. Registration for the open workshop is possible until 10 June.

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MEMBER IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Development of Demand Responsive Transport Services in Strathclyde

Throughout Europe the issue of mobility for elderly and disabled people is a matter of concern. The development of Demand Responsive Transport Services (DRT) is now becoming recognised as a possible solution. As one of seven Regional Transport Partnerships in Scotland, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has been operating DRT services for 22 years. Read more.


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