NEWS & DISSEMINATION
On 7th of December 2019 a Letter of Intent (LoI) was signed in Aachen regarding the further roll out of the ETC pilots in Germany and the Netherlands. The LoI was signed by the ETC partners (ACCEPT Institute, Aachener Verkehrsverbund GmbH (AVV), Trans Link Systems (Translink) and VDV eTicket Service GmbH & Co. KG (VDV-ETS)) and Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG (ASEAG), Arriva Personenvervoer Nederland bv (Arriva) and Nahverkehr Rheinland GmbH (NVR).
6th of September 2018, Article CORDIS website: ' Major advance in EU-wide travel'; an interview with Roel Testroote (director of ACCEPT Institute).
27th of June 2018, Article Eurekarail: ' Techniek klaar voor internationaal treinkaartje'; an interview with Roel Testroote (director of ACCEPT Institute).
4th of April 2018, Article Intelligent Transport: ' A matter of necessity: cross-border public transport in the Euregio'; an interview with Dominik Elsmann (Head of Department for Cross-border Public Transport, Aachener Verkehrsverbund GmbH).
On 15th of February 2018 the cross-border pilot was demonstrated to the Minister of Transport from Nord-Rhein Westfalen (Hendrik Wüst) and the representative of the Province of Limburg (gedeputeerde Hubert Mackus). Together with the ETC project partners the following press release (in German) was issued.
Demonstration of the cross-border pilot and workshop on Account-Based Travelling. Results of the workshop and feedback will be published on this website.
Decision was made by Verkéiersverbond (Luxembourg) to continue the Park&Ride pilot from June 2018 onwards for a period of 18 months.
Start of the cross-border pilot in the Aachen-Maastricht/Heerlen area. Please find the poster for recruitment of people, available for download.
On 1 June one of the partners in the ETC program, Aachener Verkehrsverbund (AVV) from Germany, presented the ETC project during the ECOMM conference in Maastricht (The Netherlands): please find the presentation, available for download.
On 21 June 2017, Open Ticketing Institute together with Dutch transport operator Arriva presented the ETC project and its cross border pilot during the 'Dag van de Rail' conference in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Focus of this presentation are the cross border use cases and the benefits of Account-Based Traveling for travelers, e-ticketing schemes and operators. Please find the presentation, available for download.
On April 4th and 5th the ETC presented its progress during the e-TSAP conference in Belfast, Northern-Ireland. One of the important results is a follow-up workshop on Account-Based Traveling, to be organized in fall of 2017.
We welcome our new member ITSO from the UK within the ETC Council. The ETC Council now consist of 6 members. The next meeting of the ETC Council will be hosted by NTA in Dublin, Ireland and will take place at April 4th.
On 18th of March the ETC presented its program and pilots on the European Passengers Federation conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Please find the presentation, available for download.