(1) traffiQ, the Local Public Transport Authority Frankfurt am Main, is responsible for planning, organizing and publicising the public transport of the city. It implements the city’s transport policy and acts as service provider for the users. Reaching a more sustainable modal split for the city is pivotal.
(2) In 2003 Klaipeda City Council establish-ed the Public Transport Authority (PTA) - Klaipeda Public Transport. Responsibilities of the PTA include managing the ticketing system, scheduling, passenger control, information systems, planning and establishing of new bus routes. From 2009 Klaipeda PTA has managed the paid parking system in the city centre.
(3) Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid is the Public Transport Authority in Madrid Region (6.5 mill inhabitants). CRTM manages and plans the public transport network and services, and promotes sustainable mobility through its projects and corporate social responsibility.
(4) The Regional Energy Agency of Central Macedonia/ANATOLIKI SA disseminates and promotes renewable energy sources and energy efficiency actions, with special emphasis on innovative technologies at local and regional level, including alternative fuels and sustainable mobility measures.
(5) Reggio Emilia is a medium sized city (170.000 inhabitants) located in Emilia Romagna Region. The Municipality’s responsibilities include mobility infrastructures and services planning, the cycling network and traffic calming. It is particularly active in the promotion and enhancement of sustainable mobility.
(6) ATL Spa is the Public Transport Company for Livorno town, Province and Elba Island. It operates in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, serving commuters, students, tourists, conventional users and people with disabilities. ATL has collaborated for many years with local policy makers and with the private sector in order to increase the shift from private towards collective transport modalities.
(7) The City District of Prague 9 is undergoing huge development. The cooperation of all stakeholders together with the exchange of experience among European partner cities creates the basis for improvement of mobility management in the area.
(8) The local Energy Agency of Podravje (Energap) supports the introduction of good energy management practices and the concept of sustainable urban mobility, in particular the introduction of public transport to the very busy industrial zone Cona Tezno.
(9) Centro is the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority which promotes and develops public transport across the region. Our aim is to transform public transport so that people of the West Midlands have a world class system provided by a best-in-class organisation. We work hard to ensure everyone in the region benefits from an effective network that meets the economic, social and environmental needs of the West Midlands.
(10) The historic city of Roermond lies in the south-eastern part of The Netherlands on the banks of the river Meuse. It has a population of 56,000 and its three main economic pillars are retail, services and industry. With one of the largest factory outlet stores in Europe close to the city centre it attracts a large number of visitors, especially during the weekends.
(11) Zarzad Transportu Miejskiego is the Public Transport Authority of the City of Warsaw, responsible for organising, contracting and controlling public transport services in the capital region of Poland. Two million trips are made every day by trains, metro, trams and buses in the network supervised by ZTM.
(12) RHV is a research and education institute based at Erasmus University Rotterdam. At the core of RHV’s business are three themes: Urban and Regional Economics, Port Economics and Transport Economics. RHV’s mission is to deliver practical research solutions grounded in science. RHV is the project’s “expert partner”, leading the work on good practice exchange.
The last phase of INVOLVE has started, with the development of five pilot projects. The third newsletter provides an overview of the pilots implemented by CENTRO (UK), CRTM (ES), ENERGAP (SI), Reggio Emilia (IT) and Roermond (NL).