"Intermodality is an organised connection between various modes of transport, during a single journey, which aims at offering travellers an unbroken journey.
Intermodality introduces fluidity into travel, and everything involved with it: interoperability, signage, electronic ticketing, accessibility, real-time information, safety, comfort."
Barcelona Study Visit postponed to 26th & 27th June 2014
On 26th & 27th June 2014, the Club of European Intermodal Regions and Cities, in partnership with the Area Metropolitana de Barcelona, proposes to study the Catalan's capital intermodal transport system.
A complex transport system, fully integrated to the territories, which is permanently changing in order to face the challenges of sustainable mobility.
The study visit has been postponed to 26 & 27 June 2014 for scheduling reasons.
N° 19. 7 Apr. 2014
France And Switzerland Signed An AGreement For The Operation Of The Future Cross-Border Regional Express Train
An agreement was signed Wednesday, March 19, between France and Switzerland for the modernization and operation of the 15 km long railway line (including 1.8 km on French territory) linking Geneva to Annemasse (Haute-Savoie) from the end of 2017.
French SNCF and Swiss SBB railways, signed last October a letter of intent, binding both companies to the commissioning of the cross-border RER network in December 2017.
100 years after
Let us remind that CEVA was awarded the European Intermodality Price during the INTERMODES Congress in February 2010.
VAP: Vehicles And Partners, A Local Hitchhiking Practice
VAP is a hitchhiking scheme between residents of a neighborhood for travelling short distances in the town, around or to get to a train station or a bus stop.
VAP is a service offered by the VAP asbl, a Belgian association supported by the Walloon Region and the Province of Brabant.
Users register (subscription is free) as pedestrian member and/or motorist mmeber in their local branch, the use of the service is free.
In practice, the driver displays his VAP member card on the windshield, the pedestrian stands to the roadside indicating his direction and showing his VAP member card.
VAP roadsigns are installed in the participating municipalities to faciltate contacts between pedestrians and motorists, but it is also possible to hitchhike away from the dedicated roadsigns.
More information on: http://www.vap-vap.be
ZENPARK - First Operator Of Shared Parking In France
Zenpark offers the first service of automated shared car parks in France and offers its customers access to an intelligent network of shared car parks, a convenient and economical solution for parking with confidence.
The Zenpark network of car parks consists of partners (hotels, residential landlords, businesses, car park operators, administrative buildings... ) which optimize the use of their free parking spots.
Everything is automated and safe: Zenpark installs at the car park entrance an innovative system that allows members to access Zenpark through their Zenpass or mobile phones.
Launched in January 2013 in Paris with monthly timeshare subscription offers, Zenpark now offers customers to park in its intelligent network of shared car parks for very short periods of time, at the same time offering a strong innovation in the world of car parking: billing the minute.
The founding principle of Zenpark remains the same: allow customers to access to an intelligent network of shared car parks, proposed by the partner hotels, residential landlords, etc... and build a practical and economical solution to park with confidence. The supply of short-term parking provides motorists with parking spaces previously inaccessible. This helps to free up space on public roads for other forms of mobility.
Zenpark now offers a mobile application available for free for Android, iPhone and iPad.
Finding car parks, checking the availability of places, viewing the route and then park, checking the details of the subscription and consumption. Many features that allow everyone to improve parking.
Nissan Debuts e-NV200 Electric Taxi for Barcelona
More information on http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-debuts-e-nv200-el....
The Lötschberg Tunnel - 100th Anniversary !
In the early twentieth century, the cantons of Bern and Valais united to create - to the side of Gotthard - a new rail crossing of the Alps. This project materialized the will to bring countries and regions together, although in the north it was an empire that extended over today’s Germany and in the south, the Adriatic and the Mediterranean were then lined with kingdoms.
Transports Romands #18 Special Issue "Lötschberg-Simplon"
Regional Power for Clean Transport
In order to exchange ideas on regional initiatives for sustainable transport, the Akershus County Council invites transport stakeholders to a European conference in Oslo on 30th and 31st October 2013: Regional Power for Clean Transport.
Download the invitation HERE.
A new club devoted to Sustainable Mobility: a call up to French companies
The Club for a Sustainable Mobility will be officially launched on September 24, 2013 in Paris.
The task is not easy.
Launched at the initiative of four partner companies, Accenture, Regus, Carbox and Athlon Car Lease, the Club aims to recruit other companies willing to share their experience in sustainable mobility.
As Accenture, Regus recommends limiting the travel journeys. With 57 office workspaces at the national level, the company allows its customers to save time and therefore increase productivity. It is in this sense that Regus is preparing to equip the French railway stations with business lounges and business centers. Frédéric Bleuse, CEO France, says: "Inspired by the ‘Station to station’ network that we deployed in the Netherlands, these workspaces, installed at the heart of the railway stations are integrated into the mobility chain". The first business lounge is scheduled to open in Le Mans train station in December 2013. Will follow Amiens, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille Flandres and Gare du Nord.
Founded five years ago, Carbox is considering mobility as a sharing scheme. For Benoît Chatelier, co- founder of the company "The company car is not yet pooled. What if the company had a meeting room per person? ".
The idea is gaining ground in communities too. Carbox experiments, in partnership with the General Council of Isere, the LISA project (a self-service car rental system). An inter-company and inter-administrations car-sharing scheme pooling a car fleet at a regional area scale. A first in Europe.
Athlon Car Lease, the Club’s spokesman, describes its company as a "related mobility solutions integrator". The company is no longer confined to long term multi-brands car rental or leasing. It is always looking for mobility solutions tailored to its corporate clients employees’ professional and personal needs. Including for those employees who do not have a car. Among the range of proposed solutions, can be found Regus and Carbox offers.
Tooxme : dynamic carpooling
Tooxme, an application of dynamic carpooling developed in France by Covivo for a Swiss client, has won the Swisscom Startup Challenge.
Fast charger is the key for electro mobility
In order to demonstrate the capabilities of CHAdeMO fast charging to enable long distance EV driving in a country that is CHAdeMO Europe's 'homeland', a CHAdeMO rally team will take on the challenge of 'Tour Véhicules Electriques Poitou-Charentes' taking place 17-19 September 2013 in the Southern part of France, going from Poitiers to Angoulême over three days of the rally.
CHAdeMO is the DC fast charging standard designed for Electric Vehicles. The R&D of CHAdeMO dates back to 2005. After more than four years of thorough testing and on-site fleet demonstration, the first commercial CHAdeMO charging infrastructure has been commissioned in 2009.
CHAdeMO DC fast charging provides the best balance to urban users in terms of time, space and money. It allows the users to re-gain mobility in a short time, it can feed the electricity necessary for 40 km drive within 5 minutes, and 60 km within 10 minutes. With 30 minutes, you can almost fully charge your EV. This saves precious time of city dwellers, and saves valuable spaces in the city by limiting the occupancy of charging spots by a single EV user.
Creating the optimal fast charging standard compatible for all EVs and deploying the infrastructure in order to accelerate the realization of e-mobility globally is the objective of the CHAdeMO association.
The association's name CHAdeMO originates from Japan, anecdotally meaning "let's Charge and Move" in English, and "while having a cup of tea" in Japanese.
The European Club of Intermodal Regions and Cities
Details of the visit to be released soon.
27 and 28 June 2014
2 and 3 October 2014
The 2014 Congress
Sustainable mobility and intermodality.
The 2014 Exhibition-Village
Last February, the Exhibition-Village welcomed 8 European intermodal communities: Pontevedra, Brest Métropole Océane, the Kaliningrad Region, Lille Métropole, Euregio Maas-Rhine, Tallinn, the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region and the Lorraine Region.