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ATTAC partners believe that through the ATTAC project, ambitious cities from new member states can join forces with more developed European cities and regions to prepare the reform and development of their urban public transport systems in a coordinated approach, towards more liveable, cleaner and better accessible cities and regions, for the benefit of the whole South East European space.

Leader Partner (LP)

Miskolc Holding Local Government Asset Management Corporation is one of the most capital-intensive companies in Miskolc. The mission of the organisation is to improve the quality of life in Miskolc through urban and economic developments. Miskolc Holding Plc manages 10 independent companies on the basis of uniform principles. Member Companies provide public services such as district heating-, water- and sewage services, waste management, public transportation and parking system.

The Economic Development Unit is a separate department within Miskolc Holding Plc, where 7 experts deal with local business developments, FDI promotion, international relations as well as the implementation of EU funded projects.

Project Partners (PP)

Modena Mobility and Local Public Transport Agency S.p.a. (aMo) is the provincial public transport authority of the Modena Province. Its role is defined by the national and regional laws concerning PT in Italy and Emilia-Romagna. aMo provides PT services to the Modena Province area and to its 694.000 inhabitants and it strictly cooperates with the local Municipalities. The main challenge in the field of accessibility in the province and in Modena is congestion, mainly caused by the intense inter borough commuting, which is a result of industrial activities that operate in the region.

Marche Region Transport Department is the institutional setting in charge of PT planning and policy; it co-finances services supply and promote sustainable transport systems. The Public Transport Regional Plan, approved on 2010, underlines the value of a environmental-friendly and safe transport and furthermore it states one of the main strategic objectives for public transport evolution is improving new specific actions regard Information and Communication Technology solutions on public transport as info-mobility. Since 2009, the Region is working on e-ticketing system testing to replace standard pass. This innovative technological system lead to plan all routes “from–to”, costs, timetable, connections, allowing to save up to the 30% of the traditional travel documents costs. On 2009/10 the Region financed this actions with about 1,5 M€ and with 0.4 M€ co-financed the “Informed Management of Mobility” PJ in collaboration with local provinces and supported by Elisa National Government Programme.

Oradea Local Transport Company (SC OTL SA), was constituted on the basis of the Law No.31/1990 regarding the companies, being owned by the City of Oradea (North-West Region of Romania) and representing the sole local public transport operator within the administrative area of the City. The main objective of SC OTL SA is to ensure the local public transport (with 74 tramways and 77 buses) at the level of the City of Oradea for almost 161.000 (in 2010) users, on a daily basis. The main challenges for SC OTL SA consist in the expansion of the offered public transport services from the local level to the metropolitan zone

Burgas is a city of 210,000 inhabitants, located in the province of Burgas, Bulgaria. Burgas is administrative governmental institution, comprised of 13 living areas- 2 cities, 11 villages with own town halls. Burgas is an important center for the sea tourism with plenty of facilities and transport connections to the resorts on the South Black Sea coast. The use of public transport is at a moderate level compared with other Bulgarian cities. The city of Burgas has implemented the following measures aimed at improving the quality of public transportation services: the purchase of 10 buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG) to promote clean fuels; the creation of special services for handicapped passengers- “CALL AND GET A RIDE“, including the installation of audible traffic signals for the visually impaired; and creation of bicycle routes. In 2011 started integrated urban transport project. Specific goals of the project are creating a long-term strategy for urban transport development (introduction of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, intelligent transportation system (ITS); development of a blue-zone parking system for the city center; renewal of bus stops; creation of a multimodal system integrating bus, rail and marine transportation, etc.).

The city of Košice, with a population of 240.000, is the second largest city in Slovakia. Košice has a strong economic background, and the city creates employment opportunities for the population of the surrounding region as well as its own. Its advantageous location made Košice a key economic region and the centre of important trade routes that is supported also by its position as an important railway junction and international airport. The Košice public transit system includes trams, buses, and trolleybuses. There are 15 tram lines, with total length of 177 km, 41 bus routes with total length of 743.1 km, and two trolleybus routes with total length of 25.1km. Contactless smart cards issued by most Slovak public transport companies are accepted.
The main local problems and challenges of the Kosice urban transport system are the lack of integration between the different modes of transport, outdated infrastructure and poor passenger information. Surveys showed that passenger information is one of the most important services that passengers mention as a desirable feature of PT in Kosice.

The Thessaloniki Public Transport Authority (acronym: THE.P.T.A.) is a public administration body of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki under the Central Government Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. Its main responsibilities include transport policy formulation for the Greater Thessaloniki Area, strategic transport planning, programming of interventions, as well as supervision and quality control of all of Public Transport Operators at the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. Its main role is to define the public transport policy framework for the city and implement an integrated package of policy guidelines according to the formulated policy.
THE.P.T.A. also has the functional supervision of O.A.S.Th., the sole private bus operator in Thessaloniki. THEPTA has defined the main areas of PT which should be enhanced (eg.DRT, transport telematics, RTI, etc.) to make the system more attractive to passengers, and which could contribute to improve the modal split in the city. The most important aim of PTA is to promote intermodality between urban PT, and later with other transport modes (air, water).

The Central European Initiative (CEI), composed of 18 Member States, is the largest and oldest forum of regional cooperation in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Its origin lies in the creation of a Quadrangolare on 11 November 1989 in Budapest by Italy, Austria, Hungary and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). In 1992, the organisation was named Central European Initiative when a number of countries were admitted as Member States. Current Membership: 18 Member States (9 EU and 9 non-EU Member States): Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Once predominantly oriented towards policy dialogue, the CEI has progressively added economic growth and human development as pillars of cooperation. Its main focus is on capacity building, sharing experience and know-how transfer in order to achieve cohesion in areas of mutual interest and assist its non-EU CEI Member States in consolidating their economic and social development in view of further integration and accession to the European Union.
The CEI has managed 17 EU funded projects since its inception with a total value of 10.020.000 Euro managed by the CEI, both as Lead Partner and Partner in different EU programmes (Central Europe, Culture 2007-2013, INTERREG, MED Programme, South East Europe, and FP7).

ITL contributes to the development and the promotion of the mobility, logistics and transport systems in Emilia-Romagna region (Italy) by research, consulting and training activities. ITL is a governed by public law and a no profit research institute dealing since its foundation both with policy improvements and operational transport projects. Its shareholders are the Regional Government of Emilia-Romagna, the Universities based in Emilia-Romagna, Local Public Authorities, Ravenna Port Authority and the Regional Chamber of Commerce. The daily activities take place in strict cooperation with public authorities, business actors and research bodies in regional, national and international networks. ITL is President of the European Network of Logistics Competence Centers.

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