Asociacion Cluster De Movilidad y Logistica de Euskadi (MLC) is one of the biggest clusters in Spain which has direct daily contact with the three main cities in the Basque Country: Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian. Vitoria in particular is very focused on the improvement of green public transport being Green European Capital in 2012. The have several modes of transport here: interurban transport, urban transport, subway (Bilbao), trams (Bilbao & Vitoria) and regional and national trains which is estimated that allows more than 300.000 passengers yearly. HoPE system will be installed in such a way to cover the main cities and areas of the territory, in order to test the capability of the multimodal and eTicketing features considering a cross-regional approach, not only on a single city approach. The targeted users are approximately 800.

 

In the Basque Country almost all journeys held by the public are made at the regional level itself. A total of 6,086,203 movements resolved within the region, eg both its origin and destination are located somewhere in the Basque Country, representing 98.2% of trips generated. Only 114.368 journeys (1.8%) are resolved in the outside. 

 

 

 Of those 6,086,203 journeys made in the Basque Country, a total of 4.1254 million are resolved within the municipality in which they originate (67.8%), 1,250,028 journeys flows between municipalities in the same region as representing around 20%. While 509 870 (8.4%) are journeys that occurs between municipalities of the same province but from different regions. Finally the remaining 3.3% corresponds to journeys that occur between different provinces, which can be considered as small. It represents about 200.905 journeys. The set of the Basque Country region is provided by a transport system which structure is based on an extensive network of road, rail, air, port, cable system and integrated logistics organized as follows:

 

 

From the transport public side there are three operators providing the urban service in the three Basque capitals:

  • Bilbobus, Bilbao, Buses Nº 152, Line Nº 43, Urban area km 577,9
  • Dbus, San Sebastián, Buses Nº 120, Line Nº 36, Urban area km 247
  • Tuvisa, Vitoria, Buses Nº 86, Line Nº 15, Urban area km 201,6

Only the city of Bilbao has underground service operated by MetroBilbao with a two lines and 40 stops connecting the Bilbao Metropolitan Area. Finally Bilbao and Vitoria have tram service operated by Eskatrans. A mobile application is already available. It is a trip planner at the whole Basque Country level, where you can plan your route, check schedules, etc. http://moveuskadi.com/smartphone?lang=es. In the area there is the possibility to exploit an already present Single Ticket framework.  

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