French National Public transportation meeting in Bordeaux in November 2013: Roundtable on international action of local authorities

CODATU News Friday 25 October 2013

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The French National public transportation that will take place in Bordeaux from 27 to 29 November 2013 will bring together all stakeholders in all sectors of mobility in France : elected officials, transport operators , institutional, industrial , entrepreneurs, researchers , service State , journalists …

This event combines both an exhibition of more than 150 exhibitors from all areas of public transport and active modes. All courses are presented, as well as the latest innovations in urban transport , intercity , regional and national. In addition, the GART and UTP organize round tables around the general theme ” Modal shift challenges: What economic balance ?”

On Friday , November 29 at 10:00, GART and CODATU organize a round table on international action of local authorities in urban transport.

The French transport authorities are centers of public expertise. For 30 years, they have gained considerable experience that can be very useful abroad, especially in developing countries where urbanization grows very fast. Through political and technical exchanges, communities can provide useful insights to their foreign counterparts by emphasizing the role of local authorities in the governance and supporting the development of sustainable urban mobility policies. How international action of local authorities in urban transport can it meet both the objectives of international solidarity, the promotion of French expertise and attractiveness of the territories ?

This panel discussion, moderated by Sarah SCHÖNFELD , project manager Water / Sanitation and Sustainable Development United Cities France meet :

Gérard CHAUSSET, vice-président du GART, vice-président de la Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux,
Pascal GARRET, directeur Zone Maghreb de RATP Dev,
Serge GODARD, maire de Clermont-Ferrand, président du Syndicat Mixte des Transports en Commun de l’agglomération Clermontoise,
Jean-Louis LEONARD, Président de CODATU, député honoraire de la Charente-Maritime,
Bernard RIVALTA, vice-président du GART, président du SYTRAL.