Get to know the CHUMS partners
Get to know the CHUMS partners
The Centre for Transport Research (CTR) at the University of Aberdeen was established in 2007 and acts as the focus for transport research at the University. The Centre will bring to this proposal specialist skill in the sustainability of transport systems with emphasis on environment, society and technology coupled with a strong track record of technical achievements in the development of innovative applications to support Intelligent Transport Systems and Services. CTR leads the Accessibility and Mobilities theme within dot.rural, the RCUK Digital Economy Research Hub at Aberdeen University, which brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to explore the digital challenges and opportunities for communities with an emphasis on the measures necessary to delivery transformational change in quality of life, future society and the economy.
Transport & Mobility Leuven is a private research company founded in 2002 by the Catholic University of Leuven and the Dutch research institute, TNO. TML is specialised in quantitative transport research and transport modelling. It is a multi-disciplinary team of high-level specialists in traffic engineering, transport modelling, transport economics, spatial economics and environmental science. TML has conducted research for governments and businesses to support their policy making. This research covers not only transport itself, but also a broad range of related issues: energy, environment, safety, logistics, spatial planning and effects on society in general.
EIP is a consultancy company based in Romania, with additional offices in Italy. The company undertakes consultancy for city authorities, operators and the private sector. Their primary fields of work are in awareness-raising, communications & marketing on sustainability issues, project & consortium management, securing funding and within European sustainable transport initiatives and EU structural funds and project support. EIP have been extensively involved in Project Coordination and dissemination, exploitation and training activities in the CIVITAS programme at site, project and EU levels. They have also assisted cities in Italy (Easy, Clean and Safe in Perugia) and the UK (Schools Changing the mind-sets in Cardiff) with sustainable awareness strategies for different population groups.
Tisséo-SMTC is the Public Transport Authority for the Greater Toulouse (covering 99 municipalities) and aims to anticipate modernise and develop a sustainable urban transport and mobility for tomorrow. In a moving economic and urban context, Tisséo-SMTC commits in developing a coherent and responsible public transport policy. This happens through the elaboration of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan established with local institutional partners, the accessibility for all the users to the Toulouse Public Transport network, the acquisition of innovative equipment, the construction of new infrastructures (tram line, interchanges, Bus Rapid Transit infrastructures), the use of innovative commercial and marketing methodologies and models, an integrated ticketing system, a multimodal offer adapted to the different densities of urbanism, etc. Since 1996, Tisséo-SMTC has been/is involved in European projects dealing with many different themes within sustainable urban mobility. Tisséo-SMTC has developed a strong experience in the field of new mobility services as carpooling, workplace mobility planning, mobility consultancy, mobility agencies, multimodal information which combine the usage of new technologies and personal/human assistance. The most important EU cofunding project remains the FP6 CIVITAS MOBILIS project for which Tisséo-SMTC was the Project Manager and was in charge of the administrative, financial and technical coordination of the entire project.
Taxistop was founded in 1975 and is a Belgian non-profit organization offering a lot of (mobility) services to a broad public. Since the very first years, carpooling and the development of carpool matching software has been our ‘core business’. Other mobility services are Eurostop, Eventpool, Campuspool, Airportstop, Social transport for less mobile people, and car-sharing activities. Taxistop Francophone became the Walloon partner of Taxistop.
In 2012 and 2013 Taxistop has done a very comprehensive research about the new challenges for the corporate carpooling website www.carpoolplaza.be. This research was done with many stakeholders, like public transport operators, mobility management consultants, students and carpoolers. The analysis will result in a renewed carpoolwebsite, to be launched in December 2013, and an app in spring 2014. Focus of the new carpoolwebsite:
» Monitoring carpooling: To give tax incentives, parking lots, …
» Communication tools for carpool teams
» Carpool matching for regular carpooling, complex team schedules, ad-hoc carpooling
» Service for students: Campuspool
Besides the website, Taxistop offers carpool consultancy to companies. Since 1997 Taxistop has offered carpool matching services, consultancy and campaigns for more than 200 Flemish companies and business parks. A same number of companies are supported in Brussels and Wallonia by Taxistop Francophone, using the same web-applications. Some of the users in Brussels are the federal administrations and The European Commissions, who has both chosen for the Taxistop-services after a public procurement.
IPA Craiova, was founded in 1980. Its activities include research, environment monitoring, industrial integration systems, software development in the automation and ITS fields. IPA is an ISO 9001 certified company. In the specific transport/mobility field, IPA is involved as a partner for the MODERN project (FP7/Civitas Plus) MObility, Development and Energy use ReductioN and the project DEMOCRITOS DEveloping the Mobility Credits Integrated Platform Enabling Travellers TO Improve Urban Transport Sustainability. In the projects IPA develop software, for mobility centres and intermodal linkages transport. IPA is also an important Romanian R&D company with important results in international projects in programs as: FP5, FP6, FP7, CIVITAS, Eureka, Leonardo da Vinci, Phare, and has acted as coordinator or partner in more than 40 European projects. IPA is also the coordinator of the national R&D program AMTRANS – Transport and Local Development. In the MODERN project they designed the matching software and operating system for the Craiova carpooling measure.
The Municipality governs Perugia on behalf of its citizens – being their ear and voice – safeguarding their rights and interests according to principles of democracy. The municipality’s primary roles are social, demographic, health care and economic development. The Municipality agenda highlights its role as guarantor for the enrichment and improvement of its own community. Perugia Municipality is composed of three strategic areas, directly headed by the Mayor, and eight sectors covering all competencies and functions allocated to the Municipality. Each sector is composed of Operational Units. The Unit which is mainly involved in Transport related projects is the Mobility unit. The Unit also manages administrative relationships with local transport operators and agencies for mobility The Municipality of Perugia successfully has participated as coordinator and partner in several EU and national projects including major studies dealing with sustainable mobility. MUPER is the coordinator of large scale projects such as CIVITAS RENAISSANCE to design and demonstrate sustainable mobility measures supporting urban quality, accessibility and the heritage of historic city centres. Among RENAISSANCE measures a special mention deserve those aiming to undertake trip avoidance strategy (providing services to citizens via web) and demand management strategies (improving inter-modality with lifts, escalators and a new driverless Mini-metro system, all being fully accessible).
SEStran is a statutory body in Scotland that represents its 8 Partner Local Authorities in the South East of Scotland. All of our Partner Authorities are under the agreement of the Scottish Transport Act 2005 to work towards the goals set out in the SEStran Regional Transport Strategy.
SEStran have successfully participated in various EU and regional transport projects. The Regional Transport Partnership has also commissioned various studies and strategies involving modal shift away from single occupancy vehicles. SEStran is currently a full partner in four Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme projects and one Interreg IVC North West Region Programme project. These projects include the development of a passenger ferry across the Forth Estuary, a pilot project to move containerised freight by barge rather than road transport and other projects concerned with the sustainable movement of freight. Furthermore SEStran has been successful in five bids for European Regional Development Funding to provide match funding to enable the delivery of the regional Real Time Passenger Information system which will provide the arrival times of buses at stops throughout the region.