The POLITE (Policy Learning in Information Technologies for Public Transport Enhancement) project aimed to provide public administrations with knowledge & skills concerning ICT tools and solutions, and to contribute to the process of deployment of ITS in the EU. POLITE promotes co-modality, i.e. the efficient use of different modes of transport on their own and in combinations, resulting in an optimal use of transport resources.
POLITE addressed infomobility, specifically the problem of providing travellers with adequate and complete information on the Public Transport (PT) services available in a region at different geographic levels. POLITE promoted public actions to enhance the awareness of travellers’ choice and to increase the use of PT services. POLITE promoted the exchange, discussion & transfer of experiences & improvement on policies, knowledge & good practices on infomobility. This exchange was focused on policy & planning levers and implemented by advanced & less experienced sites. Some of them can be considered as “good practice” sites, others as “transfer” sites.
POLITE based its approach on the study of EU good practices for developing tools to support policy making, including:
- Training sessions, workshops, round tables, policy-oriented events, in which the project administrations & further EU ones improved their technical and policy skills & knowledge with the goal of addressing policy developments;
- Development of publications and training products, which recorded the knowledge gained during the project and which are usable by further pub. administrations. Partners used these tools to develop local implementation plans, outlining the local roadmaps for policy development on public transport information systems.
POLITE actively dialogued with other transfer sites from outside the partnership, offering support for bilateral exchange on selected infomobility topics as well as training on the project topics.
The project ran from February 2012 to December 2014.
For more information, please visit the project's TRIMIS page