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29 Mar 2020

NEW YORK INVESTS $24 MILLION OF THE VW SETTLEMENT IN ELECTRIC BUSES

NEW YORK INVESTS $24 MILLION OF THE VW SETTLEMENT IN ELECTRIC BUSES The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that more than $24 million is now available as part of the state's $127.7 million allocation of the federal Volkswagen Settlement, to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric transit buses. The investment in all-electric transit buses is to support the State's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

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28 Mar 2020

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: TRANSPORT MEASURES

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: TRANSPORT MEASURES The European Commission’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic prioritises keeping citizens healthy. This includes keeping essential transport moving, for example to transport medical supplies and other essential goods. Many Member States have announced restrictions to transport and travel – a fully list by country is available on this EU-website.

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27 Mar 2020

UITP, IRU, POLIS, EUROCITIES AND CER ASKING FOR ONGOING SUPPORT

UITP, IRU, POLIS, EUROCITIES AND CER ASKING FOR ONGOING SUPPORT The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has urged UITP, IRU, Polis, EuroCities and CER to write a letter to the European Commission, calling for the ongoing support of the sector now, and in the times that lie ahead. The organizations write in the letter that “maintaining a specific service within the public transport sector is vital”.

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26 Mar 2020

IRU PROVIDES WORLD WIDE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 VIRUS

IRU PROVIDES WORLD WIDE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 VIRUS The impact on freight and passenger transport of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is enormous. Because the outbreak continues to evolve, IRU is monitoring the status of border crossings in affected areas around the world. The at the IRU-website given Information is provided by the global IRU member network: https://www.iru.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information. The IRU-website gives an updated situation on national/international transport of passengers and goods in affected regions of the world.

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25 Mar 2020

EUROPEAN BUS AND COACH MARKET INCREASED BY 4.6% FIRST 2 MONTHS 2020

EUROPEAN BUS AND COACH MARKET INCREASED BY 4.6% FIRST 2 MONTHS 2020 Although the European bus and coach market has done very well in the first two months of this year, the total commercial vehicle registrations fell by ‐8.9% as ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, is reporting. Over the first two months the bus and coach registrations increased with 4.6% and in February by 3.1% compared with the same month in 2019. Germany is the absolute winner with a plus of 33.6%. But with the closing down of factories worldwide due to the Covid-19 virus the future does not look very bright.

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