The “SMARTA 2 – Demonstrators” project is set to design, pilot and assess smart, shared mobility solutions interconnected with public transport in four rural areas of Europe: East Tyrol (Austria), Trikala (Greece), Águeda (Portugal) and Brasov (Romania).
The type of services to be piloted (i.e. carpooling, carsharing and e-bike sharing) will be customized to each rural area’s geographical features, populations and mobility challenges . All piloted solutions will be assessed under the SMARTA evaluation framework. The results of the study will help to explore how sustainable shared rural mobility can be best promoted across Europe, and a set of practical recommendations will be developed thereafter.
SMARTA 2 project started in September 2019 and will last for 18 months. It receives funding from the European Commission (Contract No MOVE/B4/2018-567).
SMARTA2 project is coordinated by Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL (Greece) and implemented together with White Research (Belgium), Regional Management Osttirol (Austria), e-Trikala S.A. (Greece), Brasov Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development (Romania), and the Municipality of Águeda (Portugal). The consortium is scientifically supported by Mr. Brian Leslie Masson, a vastly experienced transport professional with over 44 years’ experience in public transport operations in rural and urban areas.