CONNECT2CE aimed at tackling the weak accessibility of regional, peripheral and cross-border areas of Central Europe by promoting new public transport services to link these areas to the urban areas where the main transport networks and hubs are located.
CONNECT2CE has done so by elaborating harmonised and coordinated strategies and tools which are mainstreamed and implemented at regional and cross-border levels through pilot actions in three areas all connected and intertwined with each other and all being essential elements that contribute to enhancing public transport services of peripheral/cross-border regions:
1. CONNECTIVITY – partners have set standards in terms of frequency, quality and costs for public road and rail transport services connecting these areas. Also, the harmonization of multi-modal timetables and cross border rail services has been implemented.
2. INTEGRATED TICKETING – partners implemented integrated tickets that include integrated fares across public transport operators and one ticket for all means of transportation.
3. ICT TOOLS – partners have designed web portals and mobile applications to make public transport more attractive and more easily accessible. The tools are multi-lingual.
Thirteen Project Partners across eight countries have applied this approach throughout the project by actively participating in all activities applying the elaborated transnational strategies and action plans at the regional and cross-border level, combining transport and territorial development. Thanks to their efforts and to the cooperation established with associated partners and stakeholders, several important results were achieved, including the development of Transnational governance decision support tools and training for improving peripheral and crossborder mobility in Central Europe, the implementation of eight pilot actions across Central Europe, as well as the development of transnational toolboxes and Territorial strategies.
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To learn more about the project, it's results and more details about each pilot action, please take a look at our project's Final publication:
After three years of true commitment, the CONNECT2CE project has reached its conclusion. The partnership carried out 8 pilot actions all across Central Europe, mainstreaming and implementing coordinated strategies and tools at the regional and cross-border level. Thanks to the efforts of the entire partnership and to the cooperation established with associated partners and stakeholders, several important results were achieved. All of these results were oriented towards the main project goal: solving the weak accessibility of regional, peripheral and cross-border areas of Central Europe to/from the main regional/national/EU transport networks and hubs and improving public transport services in those areas.