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TRANSFORuM's 2nd Joint Forum Meeting held in Vienna

The TRANSFORuM project held its 2nd Joint Forum Meeting in Vienna on January 28th and 29th 2014. It was a continuation of the 1st Joint Forum Meeting (Gdansk, June 2013) and four theme-specific workshops in the autumn 2013.   The purpose of all TRANSFORuM events is to listen to and learn from stakeholders and practitioners in various fields of transport and mobility. This is a crucial approach for TRANSFORuM because its ultimate outputs – roadmaps towards a better mobility future – will have to be “stakeholder-driven” in order to have any likeliness of being accepted and implemented.   The stakeholders attending the Vienna event represented the four thematic areas, which TRANSFORuM focuses on: Clean urban mobility, long distance freight, high-speed rail and multi-modal travel information and ticketing systems; each of them corresponding to one goal in the European Commission’s Transport White Paper from 2011. Stakeholders therefore represented, to name just a few, a large rail [...]

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Documentation of DYN@MO Summer University on SUMP available

An extensive web-based summary of the CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans held in Palma on 26-28 June 2013 is now available from: http://gitmot.uib.es/USB%20Summer%20University/START.html

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Merry Christmas from Rupprecht Consult

We thoroughly enjoyed this year's cooperation with you, our business partners, clients and friends, and are looking forward to staying in contact with you in exciting activities in the new year.

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Rupprecht Consult team playing Indonesian Gamelan instruments

On December 20, the team got together at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum of Ethnology in Cologne.

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ACTUATE’s Mid-Term Partner Meeting and Knowledge Exchange with Experts in Salzburg

On 11 and 12 December 2013 the ACTUATE consortium came together for a successful mid-term partner meeting in Salzburg, Austria. In addition, external experts from other EU-funded projects in the field of professional driver training participated in an ACTUATE meeting and contributed to a vivid discussion and inspiring knowledge exchange. After a short welcome note by the host Salzburg AG, day one began with the presentation of the first of a series of ACTUATE e-learning modules. Within ACTUATE individual e-learning courses will be developed for hybrid buses, trams and trolleybuses. Over the next months all partners will integrate the e-learning courses into their in-house campaigns aiming to encourage drivers to use their newly acquired eco-driving skills in their daily routine.Also the partners reported on first evaluation results regarding training quality and energy savings achieved during the training sessions and in daily operation. Test drives conducted in real traffic as part [...]

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CH4LLENGE workshop on institutional cooperation held in Leeds, UK

Over 45 participants from all over Europe attended CH4LLENGE’s second SUMP Challenge Training Workshop which focused on institutional cooperation in sustainable urban mobility planning.

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Final SUMP Guidelines released

The Guidelines on Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, written by Rupprecht Consult, were released on 17 December 2013 in conjunction with the official announcement of the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package.

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SOLUTIONS project website now online

The SOLUTIONS project website has been launched on November 27.

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Basel Workshop

TRANSFORuM workshop on Long-Distance Freight held in Basel

TRANSFORuM’s fourth theme-specific stakeholder workshop was held on November 25 – 26 2013 in Basel, Switzerland. This was the last of our workshop series in the autumn of 2013; a second series of four workshops will be held in the spring 2014.

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TRANSFORuM workshop on High-Speed Rail held in Lyon

Ten experts from 7 countries attended TRANSFORuM's first workshop on high-speed rail, representing a variety of stakeholder organisations.

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Rupprecht Consult urban mobility planning expertise welcome in Brazil

Rupprecht Consult has been invited to participate in urban mobility planning seminars in the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul.

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TIDE: Innovative ideas and how to take advantage of them - Workshop Stuttgart

An interactive workshop on innovative transport ideas measures and how to transfer them

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Rupprecht Consult's contribution to climate protection

Eco-friendly travel by rail instead of car and plane helps to reduce emissions, especially when the train is powered by "green electricity".

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Participants at the ITS workshop in Reading, Nov. 11/12 2013

TRANSFORuM workshop on ITS held in Reading, UK

TRANSFORuM's series of stakeholder workshop continues. Six more to come.

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Foundation of the CIVITAS network for the German-speaking regions of Europe in Frankfurt/Main on 6 November 2013

On 6 November 2013, stakeholders from the German-speaking regions of Europe founded the association “CIVINET deutscher Sprachraum“ at the HOLM Forum in Frankfurt.

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TRANSFORuM Thematic Group Surveys now available online!

TRANSFORuM combines face-to-face stakeholder events with online tools such as the newly created thematic group surveys.

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TIDE Circle of Innovative Cities have been selected

The TIDE project has selected 53 cities from 23 countries to participate in the learning and exchange opportunities through its Circle of Innovative Cities

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TRANSFORuM workshop on Urban Mobility held in Oslo

TRANSFORuM continues its stakeholder involvement process with four thematically specific workshops in the autumn of 2013.

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Rupprecht Consult celebrating 15 years as GmbH

On October 16, 1998, Rupprecht Consult changed from a single enterprise to a limited company (GmbH).

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PRESTO cycling fact sheets now available in Russian

Fact sheets on cycling infrastructure and promotion from the PRESTO project are now available in Russian

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Second TIDE newsletter online!

We are happy to present you with the second issue of the TIDE newsletter. With the first year of the project over, the TIDE 'handbook for transferability analysis in urban transport and mobility' has been completed and the build-up to the local innovation forums and implementation scenarios for take-up is gaining full momentum. This newsletter also reports on the Cost-Benefit Analysis workshop that took place in Budapest. The city which enters the spotlight this time is Milan. With the planned extension to its road user charging zone and the plan to equip every parking lot with sensors able to control and apply sanctions for infringements, this municipality has clear aspirations to further advance urban transport. Click here to read the second TIDE newsletter!

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Commission signs €4 million grant for sustainable urban mobility

The European Commission today signed a grant agreement worth €4 million with a consortium of 14 European research institutes, associations and consulting companies — including 10 SMEs — for a three-year project known as "Civitas Capital".

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TROLLEY celebrates 4th European Trolleybus Day

Electric buses take center stage in 27 cities in 15 European countries

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TRANSFORuM Thematic Workshops

The dates and locations for this years thematic workshops have been confirmed!

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TRANSFORuM´s First Newsletter!

Related project updates, key moments from our workshop in Gdansk, interview with Jolanta Skalska and more!

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TIDE invites applications to its Circle of Innovative Cities

The TIDE project is offering learning and exchange opportunities through its Circle of Innovative Cities - Application Deadline is 20 September 2013

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Walk21 2013 Munich: TIDE 'Walkshop'

Transferring Walking Innovation in the European Context

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CIVITAS DYN@MO establishes first competence center!

The Baltic Sea Region Competence centre on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

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The first CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University is a success!

Over 70 international participants attended!

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Minutes and keynotes from TRANSFORuM's Gdansk event available

In line with TRANSFORuM's commitment to full transparency and accountability we provide the minutes of the 1st Joint Forum meeting, which was held in Gdansk on June 24 and 25. Please visit the event webpage for a summary and links to the actual minutes.   We are also pleased to report that the keynote speakers from Gdansk kindly agreed make their presentations publicly available on the TRANSFORuM website:   Monika Bak: EU Transport Policy from the Perspective of the White Paper 2011 Dr hab., Prof. UG, Chair of Comparative Research of Transport Systems. Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk Stefan Back: Civil society and the EU White Paper on transport policy – the EESC experience Chairman of the Permanent Study Group on Transport Policy White Paper Implementation, European Economic & Social Committee (EESC) and Director sustainable logistics TransportGruppen Sweden David Banister: TRANSFORuM: Challenges and Opportunities Professor of Transport [...]

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Knowledge exchange on training concepts for safe eco-driving with PKT Gdynia

ACTUATE's project coordinator Rupprecht Consult visited Gdynia's public transport operator PKT to exchange knowledge on safe eco-driving training concepts for trolleybuses.

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TRANSFORuM has two new outputs and deliverables

Two important TRANSFORuM documents were recently approved by the European Commission and are now available!

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TRANSFORuM is proud to announce three new social media channels!

TRANSFORuM is now on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

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PRESTO still en vogue

The NRW.ProjektArbeit invited Rupprecht Consult on 10 July 2013 to present the PRESTO project (2009-2012) in the framework of a workshop focusing on “Bike stations Phase 2 – Inspiration, Innovation, Initiative”.

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New TROLLEY publication available for download

The TROLLEY Roadshow Report provides an overview of the Roadshow events which took place between May 2011 and February 2013 in the TROLLEY partner cities across Europe. It contains information about the identification of relevant target groups, the development of key messages to be sent and provides insights into the planning process and realisation of each of the local events. You can download a PDF copy of the Roadshow Report here.

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SUMP Challenge Training Workshop held in Gent

From 2nd to 3rd July, urban transport professionals from 27 European cities gathered in Gent to discuss how to enhance participation processes in the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP). The workshop was hosted by the City of Gent, one of the most advanced cities in stakeholder involvement and citizen participation. Gent is a partner city in the EU-co-financed project CH4LLENGE, which offers project partner cities and follower cities four in-depth training workshops, each dedicated to one SUMP challenge. This first workshop took a closer look at participation concepts and methods in the SUMP process. With support of the workshop organizer POLIS (Ivo Cré) participants reflected on the status of their SUMP processes and talked about main barriers to progress in SUMP. They shared experiences of different participation approaches tested in their cities. Rupprecht Consult as the coordinator of CH4LLENGE presented the concept for the involvement of follower cities [...]

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TRANSFORuM's 1st Joint Forum Meeting held in Gdansk

On June 24th / 25th 2013, over 70 transport experts from all of Europe followed TRANSFORuM's invitation to its 1st Joint Forum Meeting in Gdansk. Half of the attendees were external stakeholders, including CEOs of leading transport companies, top-level management representatives of authorities as well as policy makers such as Pawel Stelmaszczyk, Head of the Unit Intelligent Transport Systems within DG Move at the European Commission.They all brought their real-world experience in one of the following topics to the discussion: Clean Urban Transport and CO2-free city logistics Shift of road freight to rail and waterborne transport Complete and maintain the European high-speed rail network European multimodal information, management and payment system These are four key goals (no. 1, 3, 4 and 8 respectively) of the 2011 Transport White Paper to whose implementation TRANSFORuM  aims to contribute.The event was kick-started with a very informative keynote speech of Prof. Monika Bak [...]

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First SUMP-SEAP International Experience Exchange Workshop in Brussels

On 18 June 2013, urban mobility and energy stakeholders gathered for the first time to discuss synergies between the EU-promoted concepts of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) and Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP).

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Start of SUMP networking project

Rupprecht Consult is part of the new project "ENDURANCE" which brought together representatives from 30 partner organisations to its Kick-Off meeting in the Swedish city of Gävle on 28 May 2013 - one day prior to the European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM). The project assists cities and regions in developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by facilitating networking, mutual learning and sharing of experience and best practises across countries.

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RC's first involvement in the ERA-NET on Transport

SHAPE-IT Project kicks-off in Sweden

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ACTUATE 3rd Partner Meeting

Last week, on 12 and 13 June the ACTUATE consortium came together for a successful third Partner Meeting in Parma, Italy.

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DYN@MO brochure now out

Find out what the dyn@mic cities active for sustainable mobility are planning

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Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe

First TIDE newsletter online!

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Director-General Matthias Ruete endorses TRANSFORuM

Rupprecht Consult, who co-ordinates the TRANSFORuM project, welcomes this high level endorsement very much.

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VELO-CITY 2013: SUMP Workshop

Planning for People! Cycling promotion as part of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

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RC at EU-China Workshop in Foshan

The event was co-organised by the European Commission DG RTD and the China Centre for Urban Development (CCUD) of the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC).

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CH4LLENGE project has kicked-off in Cologne

With great enthusiasm, the project team fine-tuned the project's framework and activities in Cologne, Germany from 21-22 May 2013.

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TRANSFORuM 1st Joint Forum Meeting In Gdansk, Poland

50 stakeholders covering the whole spectrum of actors related to our four White Paper goals will convene in Gdansk for the first joint forum meeting.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO Presented At The Earth Day Celebration in Koprivnica, Croatia

Koprivnica recently celebrated Earth Day 2013, an event centered around the sustainable iniatives of local businesses, kindergartens, schools, civil society and local agencies.

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CIVITAS DYN@MO To Be A Key Participant At The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2013

The 11th annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place between 30th September and 2nd October

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