Enabling the door-to-door transport by bridging mobility gaps is a core issue of the ICMA Amobilife project. The partnership aims to optimize the supply chain of door-to-door transports from an operators and passengers point of view.
To cover the social, economic, technological and organisational aspects of the mobility supply chain the actions implemented by the partnership focus on:
Closing the mobility gap at the beginning and the end of a journey is particularly relevant for ensuring seamless door-to-door transport. ICMA amobilife project partners captured the whole scope of project activities, improving seamless door-to-door connections within target-group oriented mobility scenarios.
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SPT and the Glasgow City Council have been awarded with the prestigious Scottish Transport Awards. The Glasgow Social Work Voluntary Club transport project won the first prize in the category „Excellence in Technology and Innovation“. Supported by the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland, the Awards are about recognising and rewarding real improvements to local transport in Scotland. With its project, SPT and the City Council provided a „tangible example of efficiency savings“ (Transport Times Events). Furthermore it has been emphasized that the project has made „clever use of technology to protect services“. For the last two years, SPT and the Glasgow City Council have been facing enormous budgetary challenges. In this critical local economic climate savings have been inevitably also with regard to non-stationary transport provision. The recently developed ICMA amobilife Cost and Price Model, which has been appplied for the first time in Glasgow, predicted that a probable integration of current demand responsive transport services could reduce operational costs of non-stationary transport services by nearly 300.000 €. On this purpose a collaboration between the Glasgow social work department and SPT began and the Glasgow Social Work Voluntary Club transport project was born.While SPT provided its expertise in scheduling technology, voluntary social work groups kept up the transport services in order to ensure the continued operation of non-stationary council transport services. According to SPT, the project cut operational costs by 40%, which is far beyond the saving potential originally predicted by the ICMA amobilife Price and Cost Model.
The project has not only proofed that efficiency savings could be made without a loss of servcie quality, but also that the ICMA amobilife Price and Cost Model is a useful planning tool for transport service providers.
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How can we achieve a perfect journey? Improving service quality and efficiency are obvious solutions, but these criteria only tackle part of the problem. The question poses a more complex challenge: how to perfect journeys for different target groups, with different and changing needs, and with an effectively integrated infrastructure.
For three years, the ICMA amobilife partnership has been dedicated to the development and testing of transnational solutions which improve, facilitate and provide demand-responsive and target-group oriented mobility offers, in order to ensure seamless door-to-door transport. A clear focus has been on the "first and last miles" solutions which are so important to many citizens, helping to determine modal choice or, in some cases, whether the journey can actually be made.
After three years of transnational cooperation the ICMA amobilife partnership will meet for its Final Event on 14th March 2012 in Genk, Belgium. ICMA partners will take the opportunity to synthesize project results, showing how the ICMA amobilife solutions have contributed to pursuing perfect journeys and how these solutions can be adapted to other North West European cities. Thus the Final Event is hoping to attract transport and mobility operators and providers, mobility managers, intelligent transport experts, decision makers in the field of public transport and local mobility and other transport stakeholders.
Furthermore, as an integral part of this conference the ICMA project will be hosting the Round Table Event on "Seamless Door-to-Door Journeys for an Ageing Population". This event will take place on Tuesday, 13th March, in the afternoon and early evening , and is being organized as a contribution to the Interreg IVb funded SYNAPTIC mobility cluster project, which the ICMA project is also part of.
We are pleased to invite you to this unique conference. Registration and further information about the ICMA amobilife Final Event "Pursuing Perfect Journeys" are to be found on this site.
traffiQ, the local public transport authority of Frankfurt/M and Infraserve GmbH & Co Hoechst KG, responsible for infrastructure services in the Hoechst industrial site, have been awarded 4th prize in the “Innovative Mobility Management approaches 2010“ competition.
The competition is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Deutsche Energie Agentur (DENA). Each year, innovative and promising mobility management approaches are rewarded where these will support a change to more environmentally friendly mobility modes and thus reduce CO2 and congestion. This is part of the national „effizient mobil“ programme in Germany.
traffiQ and Infraserve GmbH & Co. Hoechst KG, jointly developed such an approach. The aim is to ensure sustainable mobility for the 90 companies, with nearly 22.000 employees, which are located in the industrial site. The approach includes measures facilitating cycle use, as well as an intermodal “jobticket“. This monthly ticket can be used for using public transport and related services including bike and carsharing offers or taxi services. The prize of a 20.000 € grant from the German Federal Ministry for Environment will be used to facilitate the implementation of the measures developed within this approach.
To find out more about the icma-supported mobility management approach visit the amobilife Solutions Database
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In the jointly developed Transnational Competence Center the European partnership provides services and solutions covering the four mobilife themes.