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When air quality governs traffic management
When air quality governs traffic management Poor air quality costs Europe more than €700 million per year, in health expenditures and loss of economic performance, according to official EU sources.
European research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus system
European research looks into sustainable solutions for an innovative high quality bus system In a hotel lobby in Madrid we meet Umberto Guida. The 46-year-old works in Brussels for the International Association of Public Transport.
Bus of the Future
Bus of the Future The first results of the project can be seen in Spain and France. The public transport authority of Madrid has integrated a new information system so that commuters can obtain real time travel information as the exchange between suburban buses, urban buses and the metro.
Tunnel Trouble
Tunnel Trouble Whether to go for a deluge system like the one which worked wonders for the emergency services during the 2007 Burnley Tunnel fire in Melbourne, Australia, or rather opt for a water mist model spraying small droplets of about 100 micron with a low terminal velocity and a high surface to volume ratio, several European countries are rethinking fire suppression mechanisms for their tunnels.