Policy Learning in Information Technologies for Public Transport Enhancement (POLITE) project kicked-off in Reggio Calabria (Italy)

The POLITE project kick-off meeting was organised and hosted by the project leader, Calabria Region, and took place in the South Italian city Reggio Calabria. The consortium, consisting of good practice sites, transfer sites and the dissemination network Polis, met over two days on 21st and 22nd June 2012 to formulate a detailed plan of action and dissemination for the POLITE project. The meeting defined actions and deadlines ahead for the duration of the 3-year project until the end of 2014.

POLITE partners will work together in the exchange and transfer of experiences and improvement on policies, knowledge & good practices on infomobility services in their regions, with the goal of improving their public transport information systems. In addition, POLITE plans to establish links with other experienced regions from outside the partnership, offering support for bilateral exchange on selected infomobility topics.

The POLITE partnership approaches the issue of traveller information systems in a holistic and innovative way as it targets the relationships between the information needed by travellers at different territorial levels, to serve as an input to the definition of public policies in a perspective which enables interoperability among information systems and a consequent increase of Public Transport attractiveness. Seven partners are involved in the project.

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