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Issue #71
February 2013

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Dear members,

Polis member Toulouse has been shorlisted for the European Comission's first edition of the annual SUMP Award - congratulations! The three finalists and all applicants are welcome to the Award Ceremony in Brussels on 6 March where the European Commissioners Siim Kallas (transport) and Janez Potocnik (environment) will reveal the winner. More information in this InfoPolis.

I also draw your attention to our work on electromobility which encompasses several activities in 2013. We suggest to gather those of our members interested by the topic to discuss our input in several initiative in a web conference next week.

To read the full InfoPolis articles, do not forget to log in to the members area at: www.polisnetwork.eu! When you are logged in as a member, you will have access to a considerably enhanced database of documents, events and news compared to the public website.

New documents available online are: the presentations given at the joint Polis-ERRIN conference on the future of transport research, a report of development and application of the CONDUITS Decision Support Tool for predictive assessment of pollution impacts and related CONDUITS KPIs case studies.

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

Electric Vehicle Symposium EVS27: Call for abstracts

Deadline to submit abstracts for EVS27 in Barcelona is Friday 15th February. Read more.

The European Transport Conference (ECT) 2013: Call for papers

ECT 2013 in Frankfurt calls for papers until 15 February (extended deadline). Read more.

LEPT seeks Senior European Project Officer

The deadline to apply for the vacancy at the London European Partnership for Transport (LEPT) is 28 February. Read more.

Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014: Call for abstracts

TRA2014 in Paris calls for abstracts until 29 March 2013. Targeted modes include road, rail, waterborne as well as crossmodality. Read more.

Calendar

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Polis Network News

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Launch of the platform for the electrification of surface transport - SAVE THE DATE: 19 March

The Platform for the Electrification of Surface Transport is organising a panel discussion on the electrification of transport at the European Parliament on Tuesday, 19 March 2013, from 18:30 to 20:30.

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Members in action

Toulouse nominated for EC's first SUMP Award

The European Commission announced the three finalists of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award. Among the shortlisted cities is Polis member Toulouse. European Commissioners Siim Kallas and Janez Potocnik will reveal the winners of the SUMP Award and the European Mobility Week Award at a joint awards ceremony in Brussels, Belgium on 6 March.

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Gothenburg invites to international Conference in April

How to turn knowledge and experience from urban freight demonstration projects and research studies into everyday practice in towns and cities across Europe? Join the SUT 2013 Conference from 10-12 April in Gothenburg.

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Call for cities to join Bologna for the 2013 European Cycling Challenge

The city of Bologna and the local transport authority SRM have launched a contest of European cities to challenge each other on transport cycling mileage in May 2013. Cities interested to join should get in contact before 15 February 2013.

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European projects

Straightsol demonstration workshop: DHL's Urban Consolidation Centre, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

A new 'hybrid' concept for an Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC) will be tested within the STRAIGHTSOL project: deliveries to local retailers and a commercial mall will be combined. On March 7th an interactive workshop will present the first results of the demostration and will be complemented with a technical visit.

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TIDE call for champion cities open

The mission of the European-funded TIDE project is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establish them as mainstream measures. TIDE will select ten champion cities to develop concrete and tailored implementation scenarios which will help them integrate one of the TIDE innovative measures in their local transport policy.

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How to assess the impact of ICT-measures on road transport emissions? Methodologies presented at workshop on 7 March in Brussels

The ICT-Emissions project organises an Exploitation Group workshop on March 7th in Brussels. Participation is open to public authorities, stakeholders from the automotive industry and OEMs.

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News from the institutions

Urban ITS Expert Group guidelines available

During its 24-month mandate, the Expert Group developed guidance on the deployment of three key applications of urban ITS (travel information, traffic management (incl. urban logistics) and smart ticketing), collected a number of related best practices and reflected upon the need for further standardisation in the domain of Urban ITS.

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EU consultation on multimodal information

EU consultation intended to inform the European Commission's course of action on promoting multi-modal information services. Deadline for consultation is 12 March 2013.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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Around Europe and beyond

UITP ‘Grow with Public Transport’ International Awards

The award targets stakeholders from the entire public transport supply chain. The deadline to submit applications is 15 February 2013.

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Online Consultation for SUMP Guidelines

If you feel that important elements or activities in the SUMP planning cycle are missing or just want to give a more general feedback, you can now do that.

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MEMBERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Electromobilty in Emilia-Romagna

The Emilia-Romagna region is especially well-known for its healthy Mediterranean cuisine and outdoor lifestyle, the Italian piazza is the centre of public life in Italy. But the region has a long-standing tradition as forerunner in Italy in providing high quality services for the community (e.g. childcare, healthcare, housing, mobility).

The Regional Integrated Transport Plan

The regional authority is striving to contain environmental problems deriving from air pollution. The Pianura Padana area is one of the most polluted regions in Europe together with part of the so-called "Blue Banana", the most important economic areas of Europe, which extends across Europe from western Germany and Benelux to London. In order to create the best conditions for a cleaner mobility - in line with the main priority of improving the air quality in the region -, the new Regional Integrated Transport Plan (PRIT 2020) was published.

This is the primary planning tool for the region to set up main guidelines for regional mobility policies and define its major initiatives and priority measures, coordinating and integrating them with other regional strategies.

The PRIT 2020 has an interdisciplinary, cutting- edge approach involving the "PER Regional Energy Plan 2006-2016", the regional "Health Plan 2009-2011", and "the Environmental Plan 2011-2013". Shared goals: achieving sustainable mobility, and creating the conditions for good mobility for all. And electric mobility was identified as part of the solution.

"Mi Muovo Elettrico" programme

The regional electro-mobility programme called "Mi Muovo Elettrico" is part of the PRIT 2020 strategy. "Mi Muovo Elettrico" is looking at developing electro-mobility at the regional level rather than simply at the city level. This programme was created with the aim to deploy local electro-mobility plans, charging infrastructure, and partnerships between public-private stakeholders. In 2010, around 280 vehicles (including hybrids) and more than 500 fully electric cars and buses were already circulating on public fleets.

"Mi Muovo Elettrico" programme is based on two principles: interoperability on a regional scale (between the municipalities and the different energy providers), and integration of all available mobility services with existent transportation modes.

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