• Have you ever thought that the invention of the disposable razors has totally changed the way of shaving?
  • Did you know that a proper organisation and management of bus public transport can achieve a level of service comparable to the Metro (subway)?
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  • Think of innovative solutions to improve public transport in your city and share your idea on the Crowdsourcing platform! If your idea is the best, then you will win a trip to remember and also a surprise – gift!
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  • We had wheels for ages, we had suitcases for ages. But it took a while into the 20th century to put them together! Have you ever thought that these wheels on suitcases were an innovation once?
  • Did you know that the low-cost airlines were a new business model once?
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Top Rated Ideas

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Incentive and support that all public transport companies share there data with everybody. For start, GTFS data (schedules), but also data about vehicles of stops/stations. So anybody can use this...
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (1 Vote)
23 days ago

Incentive for Open Data for all public transport companies

Bus Metro Tram Train Shared bike projects, car parkings, ...
Business Models, Legislation Digital services supporting Public Transport Increases satisfaction of the users of the public transport Increases satisfaction of the employers of public transport Lowers the cost of public transport
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The BLIMP Bus Lane (Bus Lane with Intermittent Priority) is a dynamic bus lane. They operate only when a bus is going to cross the street in which the operation is to be applied.
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (2 Votes)
9 days ago

BLIMP Bus Lane (Bus Lane with Intermittent Priority)

Bus
Network Infrastructure Digital services supporting Public Transport Increases satisfaction of the users of the public transport Increases satisfaction of the employers of public transport Lowers the cost of public transport
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First promoters of Public Transport use should be the employees of Public Transport Operator
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (1 Vote)
one month ago

Incentives for company employees using Public Transport

Bus Metro Tram Train
Marketing and mobility management Increases satisfaction of the employers of public transport
 

Most Recent Ideas

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Create an air circulation near bus doors that helps to keep indoor and outdoor air separate. This should save on the energy to heat the inside of busses in the winter and on air conditionning in...
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (0 Votes)
3 days ago

Temperature curtain

Bus Tram
Vehicle technologies and design Lowers the cost of public transport
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Why not charge car users for not using public transport?
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (0 Votes)
4 days ago

New way of financing of public transport

Bus Metro Tram Train
Marketing and mobility management Lowers the cost of public transport
idea photo
The BLIMP Bus Lane (Bus Lane with Intermittent Priority) is a dynamic bus lane. They operate only when a bus is going to cross the street in which the operation is to be applied.
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 (2 Votes)
9 days ago

BLIMP Bus Lane (Bus Lane with Intermittent Priority)

Bus
Network Infrastructure Digital services supporting Public Transport Increases satisfaction of the users of the public transport Increases satisfaction of the employers of public transport Lowers the cost of public transport
 

Campaign information

  • What is the aim of the campaign? +

    The aim of the campaign is to gather innovative ideas in public transport. The objective is to bring new thinking and innovative solutions (service concepts and business models) for public transport in order to create a favourable environment for public transport growth.
  • Who can share an idea? +

    Any registered user can participate in the crowdsourcing initiative. In order to share your idea, or rate / comment on existing ideas you need to Register. Registration takes less than a minute! If you are already registered you can Login here.

    Share your idea for public transport in one single step. It's easy!
  • Until when can you share your idea? +

    The campaign will run until the 30th of March. The sooner you share your idea the more comments and ratings you will receive from users, public transport and innovation experts.
  • How are the ideas being evaluated? +

    Every registered user can rate an idea by giving 1 to 5 stars. Ideas with the highest average rating score will be evaluated by the experts’ committee assigned by the CIPTEC project Consortium (e.g. representatives of the CIPTEC partners and the CIPTEC Experts Advisory Board) towards three (equally weighted) main criteria: innovativeness, feasibility and utility.
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Framework of the campaign

  • Public transport
  • Innovation
  • Public Transport & Innovation
  • Sponsors
  • Supporters

Public Transport (PT) (or alternatively ‘mass transit modes’) is usually defined as passengers’ transport systems and services, which are under the control of public or private providers. These are operating with vehicles, - typically with a high capacity (large number of seats) - which are shared by passengers.

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The Oslo Manual for measuring innovation defines innovation as ‘the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organisational method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations’ and identifies four types of innovation: product innovation, process innovation, marketing innovation and organisational innovation.

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Beyond definitions, to make it easier to understand the concept of innovation, it could be considered as such, every idea that comes from other fields, and it is currently not applied in public transport or even any idea that, while it has been conceived and may already been implemented in some areas of the world, it has not been so far spread or adopted in a reference local or national context (think for example yours) due to several reasons.
Therefore, in a bit more extensive framework, in the current crowdsourcing initiative, it could be defined as innovation a new, original, alternative or modified existing idea, method, product, service, technology developed (or being developed) consciously using the latest knowledge. The main aim of the above mentioned will be the improvement of the current situation and their application in the Public Transport sector towards attracting more customers-passengers (preferably at the lowest possible cost).

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