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14 Jul 2016

HELSINKI WANTS ELIMINATE NEED FOR PRIVATE CAR BY 2025

HELSINKI WANTS ELIMINATE NEED FOR PRIVATE CAR BY 2025 The goal of eliminating the need for private car ownership within ten years may seem ambitious, it’s a laudable initiative, considering the benefits that could come to both the city and its citizens alike if it were to come to fruition. However, there are some major hurdles to cross before Helsinki could go virtually car-less in the future, but considering that the target is creating a viable transportation architecture with the tools already at hand, perhaps those hurdles are much lower than expected.



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13 Jul 2016

India, the second biggest bus and coach market in the world, where buses are the most preferred mode of transport

India, the second biggest bus and coach market in the world, where buses are the most preferred mode of transport Buses are the most preferred mode of public transport in India, both in rural and urban areas, according to a NSSO (National Sample Survey Organisation) report called 'Key Indicators of Household Expenditure on Services and Durable Goods'. The survey was conducted in 7,969 villages and 6,048 urban blocks in India. It covered 47,535 households in rural areas and 36,065 households in urban areas to understand their expenditure in 14 broad services, one being public transport.



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13 Jul 2016

VAN HOOL PLANS EXPANSION OF MACEDONIAN PLANT

VAN HOOL PLANS EXPANSION OF MACEDONIAN PLANT The British bus journal Bus & Coach Buyer recently announced that Van Hool plans Macedonian expansion after a good year. The Belgian bus and coach manufacturer stresses that despite these developments, the Van Hool headquarters along with its decision making and innovation functions will remain in Koningshooikt, as will the production of specialised industrial vehicles and buses and coaches with high levels of added value such as the Astromega, Altano and the Exqui.City. It anticipates remaining the fourth largest industrial employer in Belgium.



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12 Jul 2016

LJUBLJANA GETS 30 NEW MAN LION’S CITY CNG BUSES

LJUBLJANA GETS 30 NEW MAN LION’S CITY CNG BUSES Recently, a total of 30 modern gas-powered MAN articulated buses have replaced the older generation of articulated and non-articulated vehicles in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. This offers the local residents a number of benefits: On the one hand, the 18-meter-long buses increase passenger capacity on the most frequented routes. An articulated bus has sufficient capacity for a total of 155 passengers, 35 of whom can be seated.



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