EBSF, The European Bus System of the Future: request the Compendium of the first project year activities!
3 May 2010
The Compendium of the first project year of EBSF is available!
The target of the first year of EBSF has been to reach a definition of the whole EBSF system, mainly through the activities performed in the Sub-Project 1. This work has produced a significant set of documents detailing the complex aspects of the bus system, combination of vehicle, infrastructure and operation.
The objective of the EBSF Compendium 1 is to present the main results of first project year activities through a reasonable number of pages providing an easy, clear and complete reading for a larger audience than the project members.
The EBSF Compendium 1 includes the main outcomes and results of all the activities, analysis, review, meetings, brainstorming, task forces sessions and expert consultation performed by more than 200 people belonging to the 47 partners of the project.
All the concepts included in this Compendium are supported by detailed analysis: the specific EBSF source documents are always indicated in the presentation of these results and are available for further details.
Should you wish to receive the EBSF Compendium 1, please write to Maeva Zebrowski, UITP Project manager, EBSF SP4 Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main objectives of the European Bus System of the future project (EBSF) are:
- To conceive and develop an innovative high quality bus system that will demonstrate the full potential of a new generation of urban bus networks.
- To make a breakthrough design of vehicles, infrastructures and operations.
- To maintain or improve the competitive position of the European bus manufacturers and operators by promoting a new concept under the brand “the European Bus System”, which will compete with international solutions developed in other parts of the world, and by bringing together within the project the precompetitive R&D expertise of five major manufacturers.
EBSF is conceived as a driver to increase the attractiveness and raise the image of the bus systems in urban areas, by means of developing new technologies on vehicles and infrastructure in combination with operational best practices. The project will build upon state-of-the-art clean vehicular technologies and concentrate on improving the bus system as a whole.
The development of the urban bus system of new generation will stimulate European cities to deploy new bus lines making public transport more attractive.
EBSF is an initiative of the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for R&D. Starting in September 2008, EBSF is a four-year project with an overall budget of 26 million Euros.
For the first time, this project brings together the five leading European bus manufacturers (Evobus/Mercedes, Irisbus Iveco, MAN, Scania, Volvo) and 42 other partners including transport operators and national transport associations (RATP, Trambus Rome, Veolia, TEC, Bremerhaven Bus, Verona, Milan, RATB, BKV, VDV, ASSTRA, UTP, KNV), public transport authorities (Sytral Lyon, Vasttraffik Gothenburg, Nantes Metropole, Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid), the supply industry (Hübner, Init, Digigroup, Ineo, Pilotfish, Actia, Hogia, Vultron, Tekia) and research/consultancy (D’Appolonia, Berends, CERTU, Chalmers, CEIT, Fraunhofer, Transyt, FIT, Newcastle University, PE International, INRETS, University of Rome 3, University of Rome/DITS, TIS.
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is the project leader which represents some 3,200 mobility actors from 90 countries.
Umberto Guida, Project Director European Bus System of the Future
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Rue Sainte-Marie 6, B-1080 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 788 01 17 | +32 2 788 01 24
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