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Felyx

Money tap must be opened for stumbling Felyx looking for some lifebuoy

EditorsFebruary 28 2024

While Felyx strives for stabilization and growth, the coming period will be crucial for the company to maintain and strengthen its position in the market. The Dutch scooter sharing company Felyx, known for its electric scooters that are available in various cities…

Ultimatum for Arriva, union FNV Streektransport threatens with strikes

Ultimatum for Arriva, union FNV Streektransport threatens with strikes

EditorsFebruary 28 2024

If Arriva does not meet the union's demands before Tuesday, March 5, 17.00 p.m., strikes will follow. The transition from Keolis to Arriva in regional transport has led to great dissatisfaction among bus drivers and the trade union FNV Regional Transport.…

Munckhof wins major tender in Central Brabant

Munckhof wins major tender in Central Brabant

EditorsFebruary 27 2024

Munckhof triumphs again in Central Brabant and offers security for ten years. Once again, Munckhof has proven itself as a preferred partner for target group transport in Regional Transport Central Brabant, by winning the recent tender that covers a wide range of transport services. This important gain…

GVB subway

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

EditorsFebruary 27 2024

“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,…

The future is electric, but a lack of knowledge slows down the growth of electric driving

The future is electric, but a lack of knowledge slows down the growth of electric driving

Gerrit SayyFebruary 27 2024

The results of the study highlight the need for deeper knowledge and better communication skills among car salespeople. The Dutch government is strongly committed to promoting the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions in…

Major cleaning of taxi equipment due to phasing out of 2G network

Major cleaning of taxi equipment due to phasing out of 2G network

Gerrit SayyFebruary 26 2024

Cabman, a leading supplier of taxi on-board computers (BCTs) in the Netherlands, recently made a decision that has significant consequences for the second-hand market for these devices. The company has announced that it will stop (re)installing BCTs for carriers that…

Amsterdam is a leader in uninsured scooters on the road

Amsterdam is a leader in uninsured scooters on the road

EditorsFebruary 26 2024

In the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht, four percent of scooters are not third party insured and are therefore contrary to the law. The number of scooters driving around without insurance in the four largest cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Hague,…

Taxi drivers and the mandatory seat belt: an exception to the rule

Taxi drivers and the mandatory seat belt: an exception to the rule

EditorsFebruary 26 2024

Why wasn't my taxi driver wearing a seat belt when he took me home last Saturday night? It's a common situation in the late hours of the night: you get into a taxi, relieved to have been taken home safe and sound...

Eindhoven

Money hunting in Eindhoven leads to inconvenience for residents

EditorsFebruary 25 2024

People are willing to break rules and decency in their pursuit of money. In Eindhoven there is a commotion surrounding a modern phenomenon known as 'free money', where amounts of money are hidden in random public locations and distributed via social...

charging station

Charging for longer costs you more due to the rise of the blocking rate

EditorsFebruary 24 2024

With increasing pressure on available charging infrastructure, the EV industry is now introducing blocking rates as a solution to change the landscape of drivers looking for a free charging station. Users of charging stations face a new challenge and must pay attention to…

MOBILITY AND TOURISM

Dublin City

Dublin says goodbye to cars in the city center

EditorsFeb 22, 20243 min read

The transport plan for Dublin city center aims to reduce cars, reallocate space to public transport, cycling and walking and create civic squares. Dublin puts a…

Van der Valk Best

Night terrors and false alarms at Van der Valk Best

EditorsFeb 20, 20245 min read

Do not follow rumors, but wait for official announcements from hotel management or emergency services. It is easier said than done, because there were no communications from hotel management. Waking…

ABROAD

Photo: © De Lijn

Flemish government's turn, future of bus builder Van Hool is wavering

Carlo ScheirFebruary 28 2024

A third of the staff is temporarily unemployed and there are too few orders. The bus builder Van Hool in Koningshooikt near Lier is in the eye of the storm, confronted with financial setbacks and a changing landscape within the…

truck driver

Alarm about second-hand buses and trucks and time for action

EditorsFebruary 22 2024

Imports of used buses and trucks into developing countries have been found to contribute significantly to air pollution and climate change, according to a recent report from the United Nations Environment Agency.


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Dublin City

Dublin says goodbye to cars in the city center

EditorsFebruary 22 2024

The transport plan for Dublin city center aims to reduce cars, reallocate space to public transport, cycling and walking and create civic squares. Dublin is taking a big step towards sustainability and quality of life with the new traffic plan…

Scan trucks are missing the point with unjustified fines in the blue zone

Scan trucks are missing the point with unjustified fines in the blue zone

Carlo ScheirFebruary 19 2024

In the consumer program “WinWin” on Radio2, Xavier Taveirne shed light on a significant problem in Belgian parking policy, namely the unjustified issuance of parking fines by scanning cars in blue zones. The use of scanning vehicles to enforce parking rules…

Doel

Explosive increase in transport costs due to Red Sea conflicts

EditorsFebruary 18 2024

The cost of shipping goods from China to Europe increases by 400%. The escalation of conflict in the Red Sea and the resulting impact on global shipping and trade have created an unprecedented situation that...

Rush for Flemish premiums for electric cars

Rush for Flemish premiums for electric cars

Carlo ScheirFebruary 17 2024

The Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters, has reserved a budget of 20 million euros for this scheme. With almost 3.000 applications, this budget seems sufficient for the time being.


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Veldstraat

Pedestrians are given free rein in the city center of Ghent

Carlo ScheirFebruary 16 2024

Important streets within the route, including Veldstraat, are planned for integral renovation. The image of a moving tram in the Veldstraat has been a thing of the past for some time now because Ghent is currently undergoing one of the most drastic…

taxi

Taxi hack shocks JFK, end of taxi plot

EditorsFebruary 15 2024

It was early in the plot when Daniel Abayev joked to his hacker confidante Aleksandr Derebentc: “I know the Pentagon is being hacked. So can't we hack the taxi industry?” In a lawsuit that the safety systems of one of the…

Love is on pause, drivers and delivery people are laying down work

Love is on pause, drivers and delivery people are laying down work

EditorsFebruary 14 2024

Heart for justice, employees demand fair payment on the day of love. Thousands of drivers and delivery people from sharing platforms such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash in the United States and the United Kingdom have announced that they will stop work on Valentine's Day.…

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

Carlo ScheirFebruary 13 2024

Forced closure by drivers creates very unsafe situations during rush hour and proves dangerous for travelers. After a disturbing incident in which a girl became trapped between the doors of a De Lijn bus, the Flemish public transport company has…