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Issue #80
July 2013

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Editorial

Dear members,

This week saw the release of 2 important Polis position papers on current EU transport policies:

Based on Polis members' views, Polis' position on Clean Power for Transport has been published and presented to the European Parliament on 18 June. The position paper refers to the European Commission's Proposal for a Directive on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure (COM (2013) 18).

Secondly, the position paper on open transport data relates to the European Commission's ongoing work on the ITS Directive, for which Polis and its members formulated recommendations. These and all other Polis position papers are available in the policy section of the Polis website.

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


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Polis Network News

Polis position paper on open transport data

Polis has released its position paper on open transport data. The paper describes why local authorities gather transport data and what are the findings to date from publishing transport data. Bulding on the why and the what, the paper also makes recommendations to the EC about the ITS Directive.

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Polis Position Paper on Clean Power for Transport available

Polis position on the European Commission Proposal for a Directive on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure (COM (2013) 18) is now available!

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Save the date - Polis Working Group meeting 19 September: How to make the link between health and transport?

Polis invites you to the Working Group meeting on Health and Transport and promotion of Active Travel on 19 September 2013 in Brussels. This meeting is open to Polis members and other interested persons. 

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Register now for the EPA-Polis Parking Workshop - Dublin 10 September 2013

How can we make on street parking a success? That is the question EPA and Polis try to answer on the 3rd EPA-Polis workshop to take place in Dublin, the day before the EPA congress. Presentations from TU Dresden, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lille, EPA and Polis are currently confirmed.

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Members in action

Invitation to join Tallinn Summer School 'Capital of Free Public Transport' 22-24 August

The City oF Tallinn is happy to invite the Polis members to the summer school „Capital of free public transport“, on 22-24 August 2013 in the premises of Tallinn University. Mr Siim Kallas, EU Transport Commissioner in one of the confirmed keynote speakers.

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Flanders sets out priorities for Flemish ITS Action Plan

Open data was high on the agenda of the roundtable conference organised by the Flemish Region last week. Flanders has decided to make its traffic data available to the private sector, thus encouraging the development of digital traffic applications.

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Flanders DRIVE presents results of wireless charging study

Flanders' DRIVE has conducted a feasibility study on the wireless charging of electric vehicles. Over the past 2 and a half years, the research centre closely cooperated with 9 companies and 2 universities, focusing on the stationary and dynamic charging of buses and the stationary charging of cars. Wireless charging appears perfectly feasible and can be done safely and efficiently, both stationary and while driving.

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Milan kicks-off its SUMP process with a public meeting with all stakeholders on July 3rd

After 10 years Milan has started the review of its Piano Urbano della Mobilità Sostenibile (SUMP). Stakeholders participation in the SUMP process will kick-off at public meeting this Wednesday, July 3rd in the prestigious Mayor's Office at Palazzo Marino.

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European projects

Survey: Enhancing security, safety and resilience to terrorist attacks in passenger stations and terminals

The SECURESTATION Project is looking for input from Polis cities and regions to identify the basic design features of a station that should be taken into account in order to make passengers feel as secure and comfortable as possible.

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News from the institutions

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EC-wide multimodal information and integrated ticketing

DG MOVE organised a workshop on 12 June in Brussels to introduce a new study on EU-wide multimodal information and integrated ticketing

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