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2020

Belgian organisation COPRO becomes new STA Member

STA welcomes COPRO as a new STA Member organisation. Based in Zellik (Belgium), COPRO is a neutral, non-profit-making entity dedicated to organising, coordinating, harmonising and promoting quality in the construction sector, particularly by means of quality control on construction products and how they are treated. COPRO’s vision is to step up

Belgian organisation COPRO becomes new STA Member

STA GENERAL MEETING 1/2020 HELD ON 21 January 2020

The first STA General Meeting of the year served to review the progress and achievements made during 2019, and in addition approve the work plan for 2020. In addition, the STA membership re-elected the Management Committee serving for the period 2018-2019 for a new two-year

STA GENERAL MEETING 1/2020 HELD ON 21 January 2020

2019

Happy Holidays!!

The Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) would like to take the opportunity of this end-of-the year newsletter to express to all our readers the warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and for the New Decade! 2019 has been another exciting year. Throughout

Happy Holidays!!

2019 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards – Proceedings available

The 4th edition of the STA Annual Conference & Innovation Awards, was held again at the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport of Belgium in Brussels last Tuesday 26 November 2019. The event gathered 30+ key opinion leaders and  business professionals from across Europe, to explore and

2019 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards – Proceedings available

2019 STA Annual Conference & Awards: Final Programme now available

We are please to announce the Final Programme of the 2019 STA Conference and Awards. You can download it here. We also remind you that this year’s edition will take place on Tuesday 26 November 2019 (11:00-14:00) at the Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport of Belgium (Brussels),

2019 STA Annual Conference & Awards: Final Programme now available

2018

Happy Holidays!!

The Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) would like to take the opportunity of this end-of-the year newsletter to express to all our readers the warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, filled with joy and laughter through the New Year! 2018 has been

Happy Holidays!!

STA participates in the Kick-Off Meeting of the new STRIA Infrastructure WG (EU’s Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda)

STA’s President, José F. Papí, participated in the 1st meeting led by the European Commission’s DG MOVE and the EU Member States, the modal European Transport Technology Platforms and industry representatives. The Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure aims to

STA participates in the Kick-Off Meeting of the new STRIA Infrastructure WG (EU’s Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda)

Article “Smart transportation infrastructures and the future”, published in Government Europa: STA’s President José F. Papí explains how smart mobility is impossible without smart transportation infrastructures

  Smart mobility is impossible without smart transportation infrastructures. Our lives are becoming ‘smart’: we enjoy smartphones, our urban environments are evolving into smart cities, and our automobiles are incorporating smart features, assisting our driving and increasing our safety. In this context, smart transportation infrastructures

Article “Smart transportation infrastructures and the future”, published in Government Europa: STA’s President José F. Papí explains how smart mobility is impossible without smart transportation infrastructures

2017

Holiday wishes

The Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) would like to take the opportunity of this end-of-the year newsletter to express to all our readers the warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year. 2017 has been an eventful year. Seven new organisations joined STA, several new publications and articles were released, and three STA conferences with the 2017 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards concluding the season on 28 November 2017. These achievements further stimulate STA to carry its activities aligned with the mission to create smart, sustainable and safe transportation infrastructures globally.

Holiday wishes

The Smart Transportation Alliance moves its headquarters to Brussels (Belgium)

Following a decision of the STA General Meeting held last 19 July 2017, the STA legal headquarters are moving from London (United Kingdom) to Brussels (Belgium). The move will be effective as of January 2018. The STA membership believes that this decision will bring further

The Smart Transportation Alliance moves its headquarters to Brussels (Belgium)

frontierCities2 launches its second Market Acceleration Grants (MAG 2) Call

On 29 November 2017, frontierCities2 launched its 2nd call for Market Acceleration Grants (MAG 2), offering up to € 75,000 equity-free funding for start-ups and SMEs in the Smart Cities sector. The selected Start-ups & SMEs will have the opportunity to receive tailored technical and

frontierCities2 launches its second Market Acceleration Grants (MAG 2) Call

2016

‘Earmarking fiscal income to transport infrastructure funding’, a column by STA Chairman José F. Papí

Today the cost of providing transport infrastructure is met directly through user charges, or indirectly through taxation. In the case of closed systems (rail, aviation), users pay for the infrastructure as a part of their overall transport charge. For open systems, primarily roads, there is

‘Earmarking fiscal income to transport infrastructure funding’, a column by STA Chairman José F. Papí

‘Safe and secure?’ an article by Mr. Patrick Asimus in anticipation to the forthcoming French presidential elections

Every year road accidents cause more than 3,600 fatalities and over 5,000 injuries in France. Furthermore in 2016 road fatalities increased by 3.1 per cent compared to the previous year. Notwithstanding, this situation is more or less the same across Europe so the time has

‘Safe and secure?’ an article by Mr. Patrick Asimus in anticipation to the forthcoming French presidential elections

STA, involved in the EC Acceleration Programme ‘frontierCities2 – Another Level of Impact’

The Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) will participate in the 24-month project ‘frontierCities2 – Another level of impact’, an EC-funded acceleration programme focused on FIWARE-supported solutions in the Smart Cities area. In particular, STA will lead the project’s Grant Management activities. FIWARE is a middleware platform,

STA, involved in the EC Acceleration Programme ‘frontierCities2 – Another Level of Impact’

2015

2016 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards Programme available

Following the postponement of the date initially planned due to the security situation in Belgium, we are glad to announce the Programme for the 1st STA Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony is available for download here. This one-day landmark event brings together key opinion leaders

2016 STA Annual Conference and Innovation Awards Programme available

STA Technical Sub-Committee on Road Restraint Systems holds fourth meeting in 2015

A fourth meeting of the Technical Sub-Committee on Road Restraint Systems was held last 3 December 2015. The meeting served to review the progress held towards the implementation of the ambitious roadmap of innovative measures promoted by STA members in the field of safety barriers.

STA Technical Sub-Committee on Road Restraint Systems holds fourth meeting in 2015

STA Welcomes a New Member: Global Design Technology (GDTECH)

GDTECH is specialised in crash and dynamic analyses of systems. In particular, they focus on Road Restraint Systems. They are recognised for the calculation of Road Restraint Systems (EN1317) products (such as safety barriers). They have over 5 years of technical experience and have successfully completed more than 30 crash

STA Welcomes a New Member: Global Design Technology (GDTECH)