Geneva Airport investing on Self Bag Drop System
Considering the global aviation market growth, with the number of air traffic passengers skyrocketing in many cities worldwide, it is quite usual for airport managers to be confronted with a panoply of problems due to lack of capacity in different airport processes. These problems may arise from several angles, from queuing of departure flights to congestions on baggage handling, but it is important to keep in mind the main element that keeps this industry running: passengers. When it comes to passenger processing, queueing issues and other problems related with capacity constraints usually start from the very beginning of the passenger experience: check-in. Furthermore, being the launch of the airport experience for a departure passenger turns it into an even more significant subject, as it will have a clear impact on the perception of the quality of service and it will settle the mood for the remaining steps of processing that passengers have to overpass until time for take-off. Hence, airport managers cannot simply focus on finding efficient solutions to these capacity issues. As passenger experience is a hot topic for the aviation sector stakeholders, it is a key element that must be taken into consideration when approaching improvements for passenger […]
Sydney Airport offers a service to PRM (Passengers with Reduced Mobility)
Congratulations to Sydney Airport (@Sidney Airport Authority) on being the first Australian airport to offer navigation service for the visually impaired! This navigation service results from a partnership between the airport and the technology firm Aira. It is materialized in an interactive mobile app that works very alike one GPS system. Instead of guiding us in cities, it will guide passengers inside airport terminals. Partnership with Aira for PRM App As stated, “Aira is on a mission to provide instant access to visual information for anyone, anytime, anywhere”. The tech company has been developing a mobile app that can be installed on any smartphone and that can also be used with a pair of Horizon Smart Glasses. The app’s main goal is to connect blind and low-vision people to remotely located agents that are highly trained and duly qualified to provide instant access to visual information. Aira’s mobile app was created with the intention of being useful to blind and low-vision people all around the globe, no matter where the app user is located. The application has its pricing system but, presently, the partnership with Sydney airport results on a free access. It was also a purposed adaptation to the […]
SUITS project meets for the 6th time
The 6th SUITS Project Meeting took place in Stuttgart, in the end of May. VTM Global is actively participating in updating progress to date on the Challenges and impact of SUITS on Local Authorities. What is the SUITS project? Securing a long-term reduction in urban road congestion is a major challenge for modern cities. The SUITS project is a four-year research and innovation action intending to increase the capacity building of Local Authorities and transport stakeholders and to transfer learning to smaller sized cities, making them more effective and resilient to change in the judicious implementation of sustainable transport measures. SUITS is one of the three projects of the EU’s CIVITAS 2020 initiative focusing on sustainable urban mobility plans. The project will: produce and provide a set of tools on planning, financing and implementing sustainable transport measures for small and medium-sized cities.support the enhancement of the capacity of nine cities in seven EU countries to address efficiently the new challenges of urban mobility foster investments in sustainable transport. How can small-medium cities achieve cleaner and better transport in cities? Increasing the capacity of small-medium sized local authorities needs to be achieved through two major levers. through the stimulation of an organisational change […]
VTM works to deal with the effects of Brexit
In partnership with its clients, VTM Global is currently developing methodologies to assess the impact of Brexit on their business. We are following closely this situation and prepared to support any of our clients to face up with Brexit’s consequences in the most efficient and best possible way.
Ambitious plan to improve accessibility in the city of Lisbon
As part of the network expansion plan for the coming years, the Metro of Lisbon will extend its network between Rato and Cais do Sodré. VTM Global is proud to have been part of this challenging project, having developed estimates of demand and socio-economic impacts.
New member on VTM team
VTM strengthens its team and welcomes Rodrigo Fernández, who will be joining as a senior consultant to improve our advisory capabilities to our clients around the world. Rodrigo is a mobility and transportation planner with more than 35 years of professional experience in traffic engineering.
VTM Consultores sponsors Transporte Flexivel: Solução de Mobilidade
This is another relevant initiative of Transportes em Revista and VTM will be present in it, sponsoring and also with some our colleagues present in Sardoal.
National Meeting on Sustainable Mobility Planning
Last September 21st, VTM Consultores participated in the National Meeting on Sustainable Mobility Planning, organized by IMT. Nuno Ribeiro was a speaker at the “Consultants’ Perspective on Sustainable Mobility Planning” panel, sharing our experience of SUITS, a project funded by H2020-CIVITAS. For further information about the project and its contributions, see the link https://lnkd.in/ejAPmkP
Last friday we had at VTM Consultores the first VTMlab meeting On our way to keep on Delivering Distinctive Solutions! We will soon let you know more about what this is.