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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

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 promises…

Shuttle

Shuttel: cycling to work is gaining ground on public transport

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 Dutch…

authoritative

Report: KiM lifts the veil on hidden mobility costs

It is not easy to determine what, for example, a road user or train passenger must pay to cover infrastructure costs and the costs of negative effects. The Knowledge Institute for Mobility Policy (KiM) recently published an in-depth analysis of the economic…

blessing

Vehicle dedication: blessing on wheels draws hundreds to Adegem

Saint Christopher behind the sun visor. “Lord our God, we thank you for this chariot.” After an eight-year break, the traditional car consecration took place again in Adegem, near Maldegem. This long-cherished tradition attracted more than 600 directors this year...

Bravo

Passenger transport: time for an upgrade of the Passenger Transport Act 2000

Not surprising, because the law was written when there was no smartphone yet, when we could not yet digitally link forms of transport. The Passenger Transport Act 2000, a law that regulates various forms of passenger transport…

Ghent

Policy: Mpact fights for the inclusion of mobility rights in the constitution

Preferably in a sustainable way, such as by bicycle or public transport. Mpact vzw, known for its efforts in the field of sustainable and accessible mobility, is launching a call on Belgian politics to formally…

InnoTrans

Innovation: green future on rails during InnoTrans 2024

The InnoTrans is an excellent opportunity to experience the latest and most innovative solutions in transport technology, which contribute to a more sustainable world. On the road to a greener future, exhibitors at InnoTrans 2024 emphasize their commitment to sustainability. This international…

Decisiveness: cooperation and financing essential for future transport

Decisiveness: cooperation and financing essential for future transport

The Mobility Alliance, the VNG and the IPO urgently appeal to the intended coalition to make mobility an inseparable part of new policy. In the current political climate, with a new cabinet on the way, the pressure for substantial and…

KNV Connected Mobility

KNV: Mobility innovators join forces for a green future

KNV Connected Mobility offers a unique platform where companies from all segments of the mobility sector can collaborate. The mobility sector in the Netherlands is undergoing a significant transformation with the aim of transitioning to a greener, more efficient and more demand-driven mobility structure. This change is…

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Self-driving cars: a revolution with an expensive price tag

The future of self-driving cars will be shaped not only by technological advances, but also by how we as a society address and solve these questions. Self-driving cars have been in the spotlight for years as the technological breakthrough that will shape the future...

Green light for shared steps: Antwerp invites providers

Green light for shared steps: Antwerp invites providers

Prospective operators can apply for this by submitting a permit application. Antwerp is committed to sustainable mobility with the introduction of a new shared scooter offering. The city has opened the market to potential suppliers of electric scooter sharing, in an effort to...

Healthcare transport and taxi

Future vision: how KNV meets the challenges of tomorrow

The pursuit of a future-proof healthcare transport and taxi sector is more than an ambition. It is a necessity for Dutch society. To realize this vision, the Royal Dutch Transport (KNV) emphasizes three crucial key points. These guiding principles are not only…

Sampo Hietanen

Whim: Despite the bankruptcy of MaaS Global, the future of MaaS does not seem bleak

The bankruptcy of MaaS Global, known for the mobility app Whim, is a crucial turn for the mobility sector. The Finnish company Maas Global, known for the Whim app, has filed for bankruptcy, as reported by the bankruptcy register managed by the Finnish Legal Center…

Gaiyo and GO Sharing join forces for greener cities

Gaiyo and GO Sharing join forces for greener cities

With this addition, users now have even more choice than ever before. At a time when cities around the world are addressing the challenges of mobility and sustainability, Gaiyo is leading the way with innovative solutions. A striking example…

Students are taking mobility in a new direction with equality at the forefront

Students are taking mobility in a new direction with equality at the forefront

With young people at the helm, we get a fresh look at inclusive mobility. As diversity and inclusion receive increasing attention, the issue of gender differences in the mobility sector remains an important topic of discussion. The celebration of International Women's Day 2024 offered…

GVB subway

Rush hour transport breaks records and public transport beats the car in urban race

“Public transport is more important than you think.” In today's society, where sustainability and efficiency are increasingly high on the agenda, public transport plays a crucial role in the mobility of cities. Nico van Paridon, strategist for new mobility and innovation,…

Babboe

Babboe must stop selling its cargo bikes

According to the NVWA, Babboe failed to adequately investigate the causes of these defects and the company failed to take the necessary measures to prevent further incidents. RTL Nieuws recently published a study about the structural…

Will you be the king's new coachman?

Will you be the king's new coachman?

Do you enjoy training and caring for horses? Then read on! In a unique look behind the royal scenes, the Royal Household Service offers a special career opportunity for horse lovers. We are looking for an enthusiastic…

Carnival

If you don't have a BOB, use the extra buses and trains during carnival

Everyone knows that alcohol and traffic don't go together. Traveling festively? You can get there during the carnival days, but first check out the local adjustments. The carnival weekend is just around the corner, and like every year, this festive event brings some important changes…

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Taxi drivers will soon be able to speak Dutch fluently now that the deadline has been postponed

In the past week it was announced that Frank Oostdam is packing his suitcases, while the railways are putting early bookers on the right track. Under the leadership of Minister Lydia Peeters, a decision was made that has a direct impact on taxi drivers in Flanders. The…

Bertho Eckhardt

Chairman Bertho Eckhardt emphasizes the importance of 'connected' mobility

KNV Connected Mobility plays a crucial role in the transition to a future of mobility that is both sustainable and technologically advanced, while also taking into account the needs and expectations of the modern traveler. The annual New Year's reception of the…

Melanie van der Horst

Councilor van der Horst speaks at KNV meeting about urban mobility

Councilor Melanie van der Horst's speech at the KNV meeting provided a glimpse of the complexity and direction Amsterdam is taking. The annual meeting of the Royal Dutch Carriers (KNV) in The Hague, a moment…

State Secretary Heijnen highlights obstacles in sustainable mobility

State Secretary Heijnen highlights obstacles in sustainable mobility

The Netherlands is committed to sustainable mobility with a focus on electric driving, but State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen underlines challenges. In the plenary debate, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Vivianne Heijnen, spoke about the crucial role of the mobility sector in the fight against climate change.…

FNV supports the proposal to reform regional transport

FNV supports the proposal to reform regional transport

The trade union FNV emphasizes that the current public transport system in the Netherlands is plagued by an incessant drive for efficiency and cost savings. Trade union FNV has expressed its support for an initiative bill from PvdA/GroenLinks, which aims to give provinces the opportunity...

Revolutionizing public transportation and Hoppin changes the game

Revolutionizing public transportation and Hoppin changes the game

According to Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters, and Ann Schoubs, director general of De Lijn, 89% of the network has now been adapted to the principles of this new vision. The Flemish transport company De Lijn has recently implemented a change in its network,…

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Coalition advocates smarter mobility and accessible Netherlands

Important destinations such as schools, hospitals, work and supermarkets are increasingly difficult to reach by public transport, bicycle or on foot. At a time when the Netherlands is confronted with increasing challenges in mobility and accessibility, a striking coalition of civil society organizations…

CES 2024 outlines the way forward for urban transportation

CES 2024 outlines the way forward for urban transportation

The exhibition floor was filled with the latest developments in the field of autonomous vehicles. A breeding ground for the latest technological innovations, the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has put the future of mobility in the spotlight this year. From AI-powered…

Scooter pioneer Bird starts voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

Scooter pioneer Bird starts voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings

This move is part of a comprehensive restructuring plan, supported by the company's first and second tier lenders. Just five years after Bird, the pioneer of electric scooter sharing, achieved the prestigious status of 'unicorn' with a rating of…

Nicolas Lopez Appelgren appointed as CEO of Lynk & Co in Europe

Nicolas Lopez Appelgren appointed as CEO of Lynk & Co in Europe

He played an important role in expanding Volvo's market position in Europe and North and South America. Lynk & Co, the global premium mobility brand, announces that Alain Visser has agreed to step down as CEO of Lynk & Co…

The Netherlands has too few experts in last-mile logistics

The Netherlands has too few experts in last-mile logistics

We receive mobility advice that no longer fits in with society. This is stated by Karin van den Berg-Hulshoff, Business Owner of LMe Solutions. According to her, this is due to the homogeneity of the automotive industry, which for too long has focused on big brands...

The Ghent Winter Festivities take a new step in sustainability

The Ghent Winter Festivities take a new step in sustainability

The organization, the City of Ghent and De Lijn do everything they can to keep the accessibility of the Ghent winter festivals as optimal as possible. Ghent welcomes everyone to the annual Winter Festivities, with a strong emphasis on sustainability this time. The organisation…

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