Project Activities

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:


  1.          building a transnational competence centre for many solutions to a mobilife challenges  
  2.          modelling prices and costs of demand responsive transportation (see  economics)
  3.          development of communication technologies for more attractive and effective solutions ( see  technology)
  4.          training the customer and mobility management staff (see  skills)
  5.          implementing demand responsive services and connections for a more efficient use of resources (see connections)

amobilife scenarios


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.


Seamless Connection for Seniors







Seamless Connection for Youngsters







Seamless Connection for Commutersamobilife scenarios





Project Results - Improved Connections through ICMA

Uni-Modal Connections

in Greater Manchester

Stockport - Local Link Service implemented   

Rochdale - Hospital 2 Home service implemented 

in Genk

Bicycle Ckecks in Schools - 6300 pupils participated  

Workshop Safe School Environment - 80 participants 

in Offenbach

RTPI screens in key public locations implemented  

Audio supported RTPI implemented 

in Glasgow

amobilife Price and Cost model successfully applied - 300.000 € saved  

Ring & Ride service implemented 

in Dordrecht

Dordrecht: Wielwijk on Bike 

Bicycle Training in Schools - 180 pupils trained 

in Pays de la Loire

Mobility Advice for Physically Impaired - 8 members of SNFC staff trained 

Multi-Modal Connections

in Greater Manchester

Travel Training in Rochdale - 413 individuals trained 

in Frankfurt

Mobility Masterplan for Industriepark Hoechst implemented 

in Offenbach

Seniors Train Seniors - 25 Trainers trained 

Travel Training for Seniors - 150 people trained 

in Luxembourg

Successful GPS-Tracking of Mobility Patterns - 500 pupils tracked 

ICMA amobilife project element awarded with Scottish Transport Awards

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.


For more Information

about the Scottish Transport Awards

For testing the ICMA amobilife Price and Cost Model for free

ICMA amobilife Final Event, Genk, 13-14th March, 2012

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.

National Award for ICMA supported Mobility Management Pilot

Foto Anke Großklaß: Award Ceremony Dena Award 2010 from left to right: Stephan Kohler (CEO, dena), Dr. Johannes Theißen (traffiQ), Undersecretary of State Katherina Reiche (FME), Dr. Jan Robert Schwarck (CEO, Infraserv), Dr. Veit Steinle (FMTBU)


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


amobilife themes

more coming soon


amobilife themes

In the jointly developed Transnational Competence Center the European partnership provides services and solutions covering the four mobilife themes.

amobilife exhibition

The ICMA amobilife Traveling Exhibition 2012 includes a number of panels related to the amobilife themes:

ICMA Economics

ICMA Technology

ICMA Skills

ICMA Connections

ICMA Mobility Management