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INTERIOR

PostNL under fire: Minister Adriaansens presents plan

PostNL under fire: Minister Adriaansens presents plan

EditorsMay 20, 2024

Considerations will have to be made about more far-reaching interventions in the foreseeable future. These can be divided into possible short-term bridging measures, followed by longer-term proposals based on research. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) has…

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Debate: discussion about headscarves on boas on the street is flaring up

EditorsMay 19, 2024

Answers to questions from members Esmah Lahlah and Glimina Chakor to the Minister of Justice and Security and the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations about banning headscarves and other religious expressions on boas resumes the discussion...

Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam's taxi war revives: what have we learned?

Gerrit SayyMay 18, 2024

According to investigative journalist Sander 't Sas, we are making the same mistakes as back then. On Wednesday, June 12, experts and stakeholders will meet in De Balie at the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen in Amsterdam to look back on the taxi war and assess the current situation...

Eindhoven

Prorail and NS under fire: fines and improvement plans for 2024

EditorsMay 17, 2024

It is very important for travelers that they can use a reliable travel product. As ProRail and NS have previously reported, rail performance was under pressure in the second half of 2023. Minister Vivianne Heijnen…

pipelines

CBS: The Netherlands is a leader in freight transport statistics for pipelines

EditorsMay 17, 2024

A successful pilot and collaboration between CBS and VELIN have contributed to this new statistic. The insights obtained help further develop transport policy and monitor future developments. CBS recently launched a new statistic…

Hope, courage and pride under the microscope: the mobility vision of the new cabinet

Hope, courage and pride under the microscope: the mobility vision of the new cabinet

Gerrit SayyMay 16, 2024

The Dutch people have chosen this, the Wilders cabinet is coming! The new outline agreement 2024 – 2028, entitled 'Hope, Courage and Pride', released by PVV, VVD, NSC and BBB, sheds an ambitious light on the future of Dutch mobility. This policy document…

Shuttle

Shuttel: cycling to work is gaining ground on public transport

EditorsMay 16, 2024

Large organizations are putting a lot of effort into making their mobility more sustainable, without this necessarily having to lead to higher costs. Cycling to work is becoming increasingly popular and appears to play a key role in making mobility within...

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Coalition agreement: speed on the highway skyrockets

Gerrit SayyMay 16, 2024

This agreement, spread over 26 pages, outlines an ambitious policy on various fronts, ranging from the economy to migration. After long negotiations, there is white smoke: the maximum speed on Dutch highways is increasing. According to the new PVV coalition agreement,…

Chiron: Pitane Mobility simplifies paperwork for taxi drivers

Chiron: Pitane Mobility simplifies paperwork for taxi drivers

EditorsMay 15, 2024

As a taxi driver or operator of a taxi service, you must send information about your rides to Chiron: the central ride database of the Flemish Government. Pitane Mobility, a tech company based in Eindhoven, has introduced an innovative solution to help taxi drivers in Flanders…

NS

Dutch Safety Board: Voorschoten train disaster remains a mystery

EditorsMay 15, 2024

Maintenance of intensively used rail networks must and can be done more safely. Despite extensive research, the exact cause of the tragic train accident in Voorschoten, in which a crane operator died last year, remains unexplained. This is stated in the recently published report of the…

MOBILITY AND TOURISM

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City trip: The KölnCard offers an attractive option for tourists

EditorsMay 17, 20248 min read

The KölnCard is the key to an affordable discovery tour…

E-Plaque

Germany: electric vehicles get more freedom with E-Plakette

EditorsMay 13, 20244 min read

In Germany, electric vehicles enjoy privileges such as free parking…

ABROAD

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Social fraud: distressing circumstances for truck drivers

EditorsMay 21, 2024

There are rules stating that one cannot sleep in the cabin during extended rest periods, but this is constantly ignored. During a large-scale police check on social fraud in trucks, the police issued more than 250.000 euros in fines.…

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Awareness: What drives young people to throw objects from bridges?

Carlo ScheirMay 20, 2024

Throwing stones and manhole covers from bridges by young people is a complex problem with deep-rooted causes. In the wake of dangerous incidents on highways, where objects are thrown from bridges, the question arises as to what drives young people to do such life-threatening…

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City trip: The KölnCard offers an attractive option for tourists

EditorsMay 17, 2024

The KölnCard is the key to an affordable discovery tour of Cologne, offers numerous discounts and makes traveling on public transport free. Cologne, the iconic German city known for its rich history and vibrant culture, offers a wide…

Volker Wessing

Innotrans 2024: Berlin will become the stage for transport innovations

Gerrit SayyMay 16, 2024

InnoTrans is not only a platform for showcasing global innovations, but also an essential event for anyone interested in the future of transportation technology. From September 24 to 27, 2024, the future of mobility will be…

Supply Chain

Green logistics: sustainable transport solution for city problems

Carlo ScheirMay 15, 2024

Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters opened the VIAVIA Sustainable Urban Logistics event in practice in Log!Ville. The pressure on the quality of life and accessibility of cities is steadily increasing, with logistics traffic having a substantial impact.…

Trial campaign: young people embrace the free De Lijn subscription

Trial campaign: young people embrace the free De Lijn subscription

EditorsMay 14, 2024

Bye Bye childhood – Hellooooo independence. De Lijn, the Flemish public transport company, has announced the start of their annual trial campaign, specifically aimed at twelve-year-olds entering secondary education. This campaign, which was created to…

Tram line 15

Green light: tram line 15 brings new life to Brussels neighborhoods

Carlo ScheirMay 14, 2024

Brussels Mobility, in collaboration with STIB, is applying for an urban development permit for the construction of tram line 15. The Belgian capital is about to include a nice addition to its mobility network with the introduction of the new…

IT TRANS

IT-TRANS 2024: innovation and connection in the spotlight

EditorsMay 14, 2024

Karlsruhe is all about public transport. From May 14 to 16, 2024, Messe Karlsruhe will be transformed into a hub of innovation and exchange for public transport professionals. The IT-TRANS, which has been…

Fines: Ghent police stricter for violation of drone ban

Fines: Ghent police stricter for violation of drone ban

Carlo ScheirMay 14, 2024

The Ghent Festivities are one of the largest open-air events in Belgium and attract a large number of national and international visitors every year. During the Ghent Festivities, which attract many visitors every year, this year stricter enforcement applies to the use…

E-Plaque

Germany: electric vehicles get more freedom with E-Plakette

EditorsMay 13, 2024

In Germany, electric vehicles enjoy privileges such as free parking on public roads and access to roads normally restricted to certain vehicles. Germany is taking strong measures to improve air quality in urban areas. The German government has…