SYNAPTIC stands for "Synergy of New Advanced/Adapted Public Transport Solutions Improving Connectivity in Northwest Europe".
Passengers want a seamless and predictable journey without barriers and unnecessary delays when changing between types of public transport or between operators, and increasingly, when crossing national borders. Based on the participating project partners’ expertise and experience as well as on related policy documents, the objective of the strategic cluster was to influence future EU policy with respect to promoting seamless transport solutions. Within this framework, the SYNAPTIC partnership also highlighted European best practices which delivered outstanding innovation in the area of seamless and sustainable mobility in Europe.
The cluster intended to impact the content development of the connectivity priority of the then upcoming INTERREG NWE Operational Programme so that in the next programming period there would be a framework for projects that make mobility chains as seamless as possible, from air travel to walking, creating a network of hubs and connections on all levels of scale. Concrete outputs included:
The call for entries for the 2012-13 SYNAPTIC Awards for Excellence in Seamless Mobility is open until 31 December 2012.