Registration Deadline for European Livable Transport Conference

You’re planning on attending the 2007 Annual Polis Conference: Innovation in Local Transport for Attractive Cities and Regions and you’ve already booked your hotel room.

By today, you have to register by filling out the pdf on the other side of this link and mailling it to Julie Lucca- Polis, Rue du Trône 98, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.

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Deadline for Hotel Booking for European Livable Transport Conference

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For those considering attending the 2007 Annual Polis Conference: Innovation in Local Transport for Attractive Cities and Regions in Toulouse, France in March: Toulouse has a very low hotel capacity. Several rooms have been pre-booked by Polis until today. Conference organizers therefore kindly advise all participants to book their hotel rooms before that date. While booking, do not forget to […]

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Congestion Charging Rumor Mill

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Three congestion charging rumors, all from excellent, though, un-named sources: 1. Bob Kiley, the Transport for London Commissioner who oversaw the design and implementation of that city’s successful congestion charging system is joining Parson’s Brinckerhoff in New York City. Parsons is the global engineering firm that has been leading the Partnership for New York City’s […]