SMACKER project aimed at addressing disparities in mobility in peripheral and rural areas, designing and promoting efficient and sustainable public transport services.

Main Outputs achieved are: finalization of pilot implementations in the 6 pilot regions in Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary and Austria, 4 of which include also investments on equipment; release of 6 Regional Action Plans to better integrate peripheral areas using DRT; delivery of 10 transnational trainings to non-partner CEU Authorities; preparation of 4 Guidelines on DRT planning and implementation for Policy Authorities, Public Transport Service providers, Users, Business & Enterprises; creation of the SMACKER online Toolbox that is the long-lasting inheritance of the project. 

During the final period, the activities in the 6 pilot areas were completed: operations were accompanied by ad-hoc nudging&communication initiatives and were constantly and successfully adapted to the evolving COVID19 pandemic.

SMACKER also completed its “Growth and Expand” initiatives: the ETP with 10 selected followers, who prepared their DRT development Action Plans under the SMACKER guidance, the SQPM-On-Tour activities, with its 12 events. The project outcomes were also presented at POLIS Conference in Goteborg in December 21.

The SMACKER Final event, a public conference, was held in Vienna on 24 May 22 and was attended by 60 participants. All the material is available at https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/SMACKER/SMACKER-Final-Conference-.html  

30.06.2022

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Taking cooperation forward

After 3 years of cooperation SMACKER project came to an end. Our aim to develop/improve demand responsive public transport solutions in peripheral/rural area was fulfilled and we hope that it will be taken up by other municipalities and relevant organizations. If you are looking to provide more attractive public transport services in rural/peripheral area and be inspired on potential solutions to be developed you might find useful our outputs and toolbox. In case of any questions feel free to get in contact with the lead partner, we will be happy to share the knowledge and tools we gained thanks to this cooperation with you.


PILOT ACTIONS

Toolbox

Are you interested in finding out our best practice and suggestions on how to develop/improve a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) in a peripheral/rural area? Our toolbox gives you inspiration and suggestions

PROJECT IN NUMBERS

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ACTION PLANS ON DRT

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GUIDELINES ON DTR PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

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TRANSNATIONAL TRAININGS

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ONLINE TOOLBOX

project duration

Start Date

apr 2019

End Date

mar 2022

Project Partners

NEWS & EVENTS

15.01.2021

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drt service available in budapest

The online DRT service of BKK is available since 14 December through https://telebusz.bkk.hu/. Passengers can send their request  through PC or smartphone, the platform is available in Hungarian and English. Despite COVID, more than 200 participants  registered in December and currently there are 6 (partly) demand responsive lines operated by BKK in Budapest!

13.02.2020

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Policies and legal framework enabling DRT in six SMACKER countries

For the implementation of SMACKER pilot actions, the understanding of political and legal framework is essential. This report provides an overview of political and legal framework related to public transport of the EU and into legislation of six partner countries – Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia. Insight in regions’ specifics delineates different basic conditions in which SMACKER pilot actions will be implemented.

documents and publications

In this section you can find SMACKER most relevant deliverables. 

contacts