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SUNRISE (Cohésion sociale dans les zones urbaines/rurales basée sur services collectifs de mobilité innovateurs et durables) is a 24 months project (1 June 2004 – 30 May 2006) financed under the EU INTERREG IIIC zone South programme and aims to contribute to the urban/rural zone Sustainable Development of the European Regions. Sunrise introduces a regional cooperation of DRT (Demande responsive transport) service in order to improve the accessibility to transport services for all the categories of citizens and to promote economic development, social cohesion and equality within different European regions. The general objectives of SUNRISE are as follows: - transfer the technological, operational and organisational experiences of DRT services through the INTERREG III C regions to allow regional development in transport services and improve the social cohesion; - realize at the different SUNRISE sites: Feasibility Studies (ATAF, DPB, Terrassa, RAL, AUTh, CAT) and Application of DRT services (Terrassa, RAL, AUTh, CAT); - evaluate the DRT services’ impacts on mobility, traffic and social cohesion; - support local authorities and transport operators in the decision making process when installing a DRT service at the local site; - achieve the dissemination of good practices for DRT services at the local authority level and in different European Regional Areas; - establish a network with different local entities (associations, transport companies, Municipalities, Regional Authority, etc.) in order to improve mobility and quality of life


ATAF SpA, Firenze (Co-ordinator) Regione Toscana (IT) Public transport Company
CAT SpA, Carrara Regione Toscana (IT) Public transport Company
UNEW, Newcastle North East (UK) University
Ajuntament de Terrassa Cataluna (ES) Municipality
RAL, Kilkenny Southern and Eastern (IE) No-profit transport organization
AUTh, Thessalonikis Kentriki Makedonia (GR) University DPB
Bratislava (SK) Public transport Company

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