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Issue #90
December 2013

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Editorial

Dear members,

We are delighted to report that every second Polis member was part of last week's 2013 Polis Conference programme! In addition, one third of the 350 participants represented Polis members. It is an excellent sign that a new record number of members made use of the Polis Conference to network with peers, talk to representatives of the European Commission and learn about transport development across Europe. We thank you all for joining us in Brussels or via the web stream and social media last week!

On the day prior to the Conference, Polis Annual General Assembly has elected the network's new president and board: Congratulations to the newly elected president Madrid and board members BKK Budapest, Stuttgart, LEPT, Pisa, Bilbao, Perugia, Tisséo and Rotterdam. Read more about it in this InfoPolis.

An active networker at the conference has been the region of Arnhem Nijmegen (NL), and we are delighted to welcome the metropolitan area of the Dutch cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem as a new Polis member! We look forward to successful collaboration and integration into the Polis network!

With this final issue of InfoPolis in 2013 we wish all our members an interesting read and a well deserved Christmas break!

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Yours sincerely,
Sylvain Haon
Secretary General


QUICK NEWS

Tweets #polis13

Also without a twitter login you can get an insight on what delegates found relevant at the 2013 Polis Conference via the hashtag #polis13.

‏@VolvoGroupEU: RT @UITPnews: Here's the presentation given at the @POLISnetwork Conf. about EBSF & @3iBSproject: http://bit.ly/1bYhbtZ #polis13

@m_hemsley: Lots of interest in Active Travel Act at @polisnetwork - and first time I have opened a presentation in #Welsh! #polis13

@FREVUE_project: #polis13 Michael Aherne "big trucks don't belong in cities" @FREVUE_project uses consolidation centres and EV for last mile delivery

Calendar

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Polis Network News

Polis is recruiting

Polis is currently recruiting a project officer and a policy officer. Applications can be submitted via email until 31 December 2013. Job descriptions can be found here.

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2013 Polis Conference calls for Greater Coordination of EU policies related to urban and regional transport

PRESS RELEASE: 350 mobility professionals from across Europe came together to debate on urban and regional mobility at last week’s 2013 Annual Polis Conference in Brussels. Participants call for greater coordination of European policies that affect urban and regional transport.

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2013 Annual Polis Conference a resounding success

With over 350 people registered, among which Polis members accounted for one-third, the 2013 Annual Polis Conference must set the record as the most popular Polis conference ever.

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Polis launched 'Thinking Cities' magazine

Polis in cooperation with H3B Media launched a new magazine on 3 December 2013: 'Thinking Cities' is an exciting opportunity for Polis members as it will help stakeholders understand the central role local and regional authorities play in achieving transport innovation.

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Members in action

Polis members nominated for the MasterCard SmartTicketing Awards 2014: cast your votes before 20 December

With Transport for London, Barcelona, CENTRO and the Irish National Transport Authority, Polis members are well represented amongst the nominees for the 2014 Mastercard Transport Ticketing Awards. Votes are open now, and will be closed on the 20th of December.

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Flemish Region enters dialogue with road safety stakeholders to shape future regional policy

The current phase of the Belgian state reform brings several new competences to the Flanders Regional Authority with regards to traffic, mobility and road safety. The Region as invited a group of over 50 stakeholders in this area to list proposals that can further strengthen and develop the regional road safety policy.

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Polis members awarded with Access City Award

Gothenburg is the winner of the Access City Award 2014. Burgos and Dresden have been rewarded as pioneers in achieving accessibility through Public Services and Facilities and its Information and Communication Technologies respectively.

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European projects

Meeting ECOSTARS: Cleaner Fleets – Authority meets Operator

The ECOSTARS fleet recognition scheme provides local governments a method to engage with operators of freight and passenger fleets. The latest newsletter (released at last week's Polis Conference) invites to the project's final event "Cleaner Fleets – Authority meets Operator”.

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STARS getting children on their bikes

Since spring 2013, the STARS project has been working on setting up schemes to engage schools and students in promotion of more sustainable travel to school.

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Second meeting of POSSE Open ITS Systems Forum

The POSSE Open ITS Systems Forum, which gathers city authorities, highways authorities and universities from across Europe and beyond met for a second time on 3 December in Brussels, just before the Polis Annual Conference. About 30 people attended the meeting whose main aim was to enable more interaction on the subject of open systems in ITS and traffic management.

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Funding opportunities and partner search

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