Developing urban electrified transport – a response to the climate challenge

  • Tram systems – the best invention for healthy cities
  • Tram projects of the future. Trams change the face of cities – Best practices
  • Energy, environmental quality, climate, carbon footprint – The benefits or rail transport for cities
  • Is it possible to achieve a major change in urban transportation and its energy efficiency without a rail system?
  • What is the future of tram and trolleybus transportation in Europe?
  • Innovation in urban rail transportation (batteries, autonomous driving, etc.)
  • Experiences of piloting battery-powered trolleybuses and electric buses – Where is the tipping point between the advantages and disadvantages of either solution?
  • Cities' commitments under the Clean Vehicle Directive 2009/33/EC
  • Suburban rail as an indispensable factor in reducing car traffic in cities

Priority for public transportation vehicles 

  • Priority and transportation corridors for non-rail public transportation
  • Special priority for public transportation vehicles in city centres
  • Building quality public space and public transportation corridors: Can the two coexist?
  • Trams and other modes of public transportation in pedestrian zones
  • Innovations in smart traffic light control, vehicle-infrastructure communication

How to attract new passengers? Innovations in transportation and marketing

  • Promoting public transportation: Are campaigns effective? Best practices
  • Integrating MaaS in public transportation: Will it really attract new passengers?
  • Surveys and analyses – target groups, trends in passenger and driver behaviour
  • Reaching out to new groups of passengers
  • Involving well-known public figures in campaigns
  • Other innovations – the fare, cooperation with developers etc.