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What transport legacy from the Sochi Winter Olympics?

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In 2007, the Russian city of Sochi was chosen by the International Olympic Committee to be the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sochi, a popular summertime resort located on the Black Sea, and the nearby mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana, hosted the event from 7 – 23 February 2014. Apart from the gleaming new hotels and stadiums built to host the throngs of spectators, sport stars and world media, public transport infrastructure of this popular seaside resort town was also given a mega makeover.

Securing public transport for large events

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Big events inevitably mean large numbers of people congregating in a specific time and place, which is where public transport comes in, transporting spectators, sponsors and occasionally athletes between venues.

Given the fact that major events, such as the Olympic Games, are a potential target for terrorist or criminal acts, securing the event in general and the protection of passengers and transport infrastructure in particular is a priority.

Monthly Focus: Big events

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June is upon us, the sun is out and here at UITP we have one thing on our minds: big events! With so many large gatherings taking place all over the world, the public transport sector has got its work cut out for it. From the World Cup in Brazil to the plethora of summer festivals and sports events, public transport is mobilising to move the masses.

Taxis: Sustainable mass transit needs sustainable micro transit

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Successful cities depend on efficient public transport working in conjunction with other sustainable travel options. Taxi services are an individual, mostly door-to-door micro transit service, offered to the public predominantly at a local level. By the very nature of their services, taxis are an integral element in the multimodal mobility chain.

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