Integrated Public Transport System of the South Moravian Region

EU Projects

Electronic ticketing within IDS JMK

As a project being implemented since 2018, Electronic ticketing focuses on setting IDS JMK buses up with dashboard computers with a central system, allowing ticketing through electronic means, improving data transmission between the vehicle and dispatchers and expanding info services for passengers. The project's target was to improve telematic services for transit passengers and contribute to ecotransport expansion.

Within the project's resources, over a 1000 dashboard computers were purchased to be fitted into IDS JMK vehicles. Other types of ITS hardware was also purchased to improve communication between all sorts of transport — regional buses, city transit, and both regional and inter-regional trains. These devices help improve inform passengers and other subjects. Implementation of the project was conditioned by also implementing an electronic ticketing system within the entire network. Dashboard computers will therefore function as means for electronic ticketing (including card payment).

The project was implemented thanks to financial support from the EU — the Integrated regional operation program.

IROP (1K)

 


YouMOBIL Project

In April 2019, the YOUMOBIL project had been initiated, focused on young people's mobility when living in the region. The project set off to make public transit more attractive to young people, as to prefer transit rather than car transport, a target best reached by improving transfer links between main transfer hubs and the outskirts. A total of 8 partners from 6 European countries are included (Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, Czechia). The project will end in 2021 with a total budget of 1,8 million EUR, with 1,5 million being funded out of the Interreg Central Europe program.

One of the project's pillars is refurbishing disused railway buildings and their alternative use. A good example within the South Moravian region is Hevlín's discontinued railway station. An important component of the project are also 3 summer events for young people, who will get the chance to travel through other partners' cities and will share their experience on social networks. The first event took place this summer and you can view the results here:

Find more information on the project's website.

 


CORCAP PROJECT

KORDIS JMK is currently implementing the CORCAP Project, focused on improving connections between German ports and Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary. The project started in 2019 and will conclude in 2023. A total of 10 partners from 4 European countries(Germany, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary) are taking part. The total budget is 2,5 million EUR, with 2,1 million being funded out of the Central Europe program.

The OEM corridor (Oriental/East-Medditeranean corridor) is currently battling with insufficient capacity, which results in obstacles for effective cargo transport. The main target of the project is to make cargo transport between Rostock and Budapest (and all inbetween destinations) more effective and ecofriendly. The lead partner is the Saxon department of Home Affairs, that will oversee the project's progress and completion of set targets. KORDIS JMK will contribute to the project by analyzing truck freight transport within the South Moravian region and all of Czechia. The know-how gained from this project will result in improving transport, logistics and regional development. Improving cooperation in the field of freight transport and modernising as well as better use of current infrastructure will lead to sustainable development and will make cities in Central Europe a better place to live.

See more information on the project's website.

 


SUBNODES PROJECT

The SubNodes project, in operation since 2018, is set to improve transit service in the area of the TEN-T transeuropean transit network. The common topic of the 9 partners in the 6 countries is to boost transit hub importance in rural and somewhat isolated areas. In these sub-nodes, passengers change between local and regional transit, the latter connecting to main railway hubs in the TEN-T network. The project's target is to help improving transfer connections through strategy, advanced planning and pilot testing and improve the lives of people living in rural areas within the TEN-T network.

KORDIS JMK is contributing to this project by focusing on transfer hubs that may see bus routes being replaced by train lines, following successful railway infrastructure modernisation within the South Moravian region.

See more information on the project's website.

 


PERIPHERAL ACCESS PROJECT

While in large metropolitan areas, public transit and innovative services like carsharing, bikesharing and electric car rentals are relatively common, rural areas are greatly underserviced. The Peripheral Access project, in operation since 2018, strives to improve rural population's mobility — in the suburbs, as well as areas close to country borders, where life without cars is next to unthinkable.

The target of the project implemented within the Interreg Central Europe program and co-financed from the European fund for regional development is to improve the servicing of rural areas with public transit or by a combination of individual and public transport. To connect these two transport types, intelligent communication technology will be used (a website and a phone app), as well as elaborate collaboration with rural municipalities and marketing campaigns to support new solutions.

Within the South Moravian region, the activities will span new bike-bus services in the Znojmo area and support of cross-border travelling.

See more information on the project's website.

Current info is also on the project's Facebook.

 


Linking Danube Project

The Linking Danube Project is focused on connecting journey planner services and information systems for passengers throught the Danube area. The project's partners from Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Romania strive to improve current information services about cross-border transit connections. The most important result will be the conception of an international journey planner service that will connect the systems of all partnering regions.

An important part of the project is also improving transit services in rural areas near country borders, for example by implementing dial-up buses — services that are listed in timetables but need to be ordered within a certain time frame to make a journey.

The Linking Danube project, implemented as part of the Interreg DANUBE program and co-funded by the European fund for regional development, will strive to implement these dial-up connections into journey planners to serve passengers all info needed for travelling with this innovative type of transit.

See more information on the project's website.

 


SOLEZ PROJECT

The target of the SOLEZ Project, implemented between 2016 and 2019, was to lower the negative environmental impacts of public transit in 'functional urbinased areas' (FUA). This term is used for areas within cities' metropolitan areas, that people often commute to for work, school of leisure activites from adjacent municipalities and towns. The project's partners' target was to implement measures in the area of mobility management and reduce non-essential traffic in city centers.

The project grouped towns that were at the time implementing solutions in the area of low-carbon mobility, with a target of improving strategies and creating 'smart' services and products supporting low-emission zones (NEZ) and other measures lowering the possible negative environmental impacts of transit. Municipalities in the outskirts of Brno were mainly improved by creating P+R parking spaces near IDS JMK transfer hubs.

See more information on the project's website.

KORDIS JMK also created this document that helps towns with transit solutions (CZE only).

 


Collaboration between the South Moravian region and West Slovakia

In 2013, with contribution from the Fund of microprojects of the Cross-border collaboration program for the Czech and Slovak Republics, KORDIS JMK implemented a project resulting from a Study of transport development possibilites between the South Moravian region and West Slovakia, including the implementation of pilot solutions. The project's target was to identify transport needs in the bordering area between the South Moravia and the Trnava and Trenčín regions and suggest solutions that would deal with these needs. The resulting study summarised the detected facts and suggests possibilities of cross-border transit development.

See the resulting study (CZE only).

Central Europe (1K)

 


Collaboration between the South Moravian region and Lower Austria

Between 2013 and 2014, with contribution from the Fund of small projects between the South Moravian region and Lower Austria, the Pilot project of cross-border relationship between the South Moravian region and Lower Austria was in operation. Its target was to promote cross-border public transit between both regions and verify options for new connections. The aim was also to improve transit in the area around Vranov nad Dyjí and Znojmo. In the field of bus transport, the aim was to connect Znojmo, Vranov nad Dyjí and Vratěnín with Drosendorf, Austria and create interesting transport connections for tourists. This target had been successfully completed, route 816 was extended to Austria in 2013. This connection is welcomed by municipalities, citizens and organizations from both countries. The second project was hoped to be validity of IDS JMK tickets between Šatov and Retz. Even after a number of discussions, the Austrian train carrier, ÖBB, wasn't interested.

Central Europe (1K)

 


EDITS Project

Central Europe (1K)

The EDITS Project — European digital transport infrastructure network for smart transit systems - implemented between 2012 and 2014, focused on the Central Europe's population's mobility.

A total of 13 partners took part in the project, including KORDIS JMK. Their common goal was to inform end-users adequately for their planned or in-process journeys, on a national and an international level. To make these goals possible, a number of solutions had been proposed, that would make exchange of transport-telematic data possible in a total of 5 European countries (Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia).

The EDITS Project was implemented within the International collaboration program — CENTRAL EUROPE, co-funded by the European fund for regional development.

Central Europe (1K) Edits (1K)

 


RAILHUC Project

The RAILHUC Project — Railway hub cities and TEN-T networks from the Operational program for International collaboration — CENTRAL EUROPE was co-funded by the European fund for regional development. A total of 13 subjects from 8 EU countries took part, Czechia was represented by the Vysočina Region and KORDIS JMK.

The project set off to mediate between parties as means to exchange experience in the field of railway hubs and integration of local and regional transit into national and international networks, as well as finding new solutions for boosting railway transport within the partnering regions and for all-type transit support within Central Europe.

  • Press release from the 1st meeting in Bologna (CZE only).
  • Press release for the Vision 2030 (VIZE 2030): Expansion of high-speed rail systems in Czechia (CZE only).
  • Press release from the meeting for railway development in Hungary and Central Europe (CZE only).
  • Press release from the project's conclusion (CZE only).

Railhuc (1K)

 


Modřice tram terminus passenger building

Within an EU project, a passenger building was built in the Modřice, smyčka transfer hub. The transfer hub is fully linked to IDS JMK; the coordinator of this system is KORDIS JMK, LLC, founded by the South Moravian region and the city of Brno.

Modřice (1K) Modřice (1K) Modřice (1K)

 


Potentiality analysis of cross-border transit AT-CZ

For the purpose of exact identification of cross-border transit journeys, a potentiality analysis had been made for the bordering area between Czechia and Austria. The project area consisted of the South Moravian, South Bohemian and Vysočina regions, as well as the Austrian states of Upper Austria and Lower Austria (their area north of Danube, respectively).

A study: Potentiality analysis of cross-border transit AT-CZ.

Within the scope of the project, a work group consisting of representatives of all relevant regions was made; the group cocreated the study through four periodical meetings. A common interactive planning process came to life, making it possible to set meeting themes based on the process of making the project.

All main work points (or the areas of focus, respectively) and relevant outputs are summarised in the study. Besides marking and a thorough demographic surveying of the relevant area, the intensity of cross-border transit between Austria and Czechia was the subject of a standalone chapter. It had been discovered that thanks to existing stidues, mainly from the regions/states, the scope of surveying and research would be somewhat smaller than initially thought. Journey currents were also discovered (frequent and mass journeys), as well as transport relationships with daily commuting to work and education or tourist transport, primarily relevant for potential cross-border transit; the current situation and other points of interest have been taken into account.

The current situation regarding cross-border transit between Czechia and Austria was also heavily monitored, as well as other planning aspects concerning cross-border transit options.

The most fundamental part of the project was coming up with a range of options for new cross-border transit connections, that were based on the analysis of potential sources and destinations. Routes of connections and timetables were drafted.

Central Europe (1K)