Since 2023, KORDIS JMK has been participating in the Rail4Regions project. The project aims to strengthen the role of freight rail transport in regions while promoting the use of freight transport for regional development. A large amount of goods are transported by road, as road transport is economically advantageous in many cases. Specific cases from different regions will identify possible obstacles preventing wider application of freight rail transport at the regional level or during the transport of goods from regions to the main Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The project involves 12 participants from 9 countries (Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia) and will focus on three main topics: the future use of railway sidings, the implementation of freight rail transport on regional lines, and the transport of individual wagon shipments. The jointly developed analyses and proposed solutions in these thematic areas aim to improve the level of freight rail transport while stimulating investments and supporting regional development in the involved regions and countries. In the South Moravian Region, the project will focus on analyzing railway sidings to map their existence, current state, and potential for further use and development. KORDIS JMK will conduct qualitative interviews with selected railway siding operators and industrial plant owners. The output of the analysis will be an overview of the sidings in the form of a digital map, which can serve both public administration and potential investors in the South Moravian Region.
Electronic passenger check-in IDS JMK
The project, implemented since 2018, deals with equipping regional buses of IDS JMK with on-board computers with a central management system allowing to implement passenger check-in by electronic means, to improve data transfer between the vehicle and the dispatching centre and to extend information services for passengers. The aim of the project was to improve and make more attractive telematic services for public transport passengers and thus contribute to increasing the share of sustainable forms of transport.
Within the framework of the project, 1000 pcs of on-board computers and other ITS elements were purchased for vehicles operated in the JMK ITS to improve communication between all modes of transport - regional buses, urban transport, regional and long-distance trains. These devices improve information for passengers and other stakeholders in the system. The implementation of the project was also a condition for the introduction of electronic passenger check-in throughout the integrated transport system. On-board computers will enable electronic passenger check-in (including card payment).
The project was implemented thanks to the financial support of the European Union, Integrated Regional Operational Programme.
For travellers heading to the Danube region, travel conditions are difficult. They have to deal with obstacles such as different carriers, inconsistent transport information in the different countries or a lack of information for cyclists.
The aim of the project is to coordinate the activities of transport operators and transport information providers. The main focus is on rail and cycling as environmentally friendly modes of travel. The whole project aims to link the information tools of the regional and local public transport network to the main rail corridors and to complement them with information needed for cycling.
KORDIS, together with other project partners, will participate in the development of a Strategy and Action Plan that will offer solutions to the current inadequate situation. The project will apply the innovative Open Journey Planning method (OJP Standard), which was established by the EU in 2017. This European legislation creates a new framework for the provision of data for transport operators and information service providers. Travelers can look forward to more convenient trips in the vicinity, as well as longer trips throughout the Danube region, along with easier information retrieval for their trip. This information is in demand among tourists and commuters within and across state borders.
The project brings together a total of 14 partners from 8 Danube countries who will work together to achieve a common goal.
More information can be found on the project website
In April 2019, the YOUMOBIL project was launched, focusing on the mobility of young people living in rural areas. The project aims to make public transport more attractive to young people so that they prefer using it to using a private car. It aims to do this by improving the connectivity of public transport links between major transport hubs and peripheral areas. The project involves eight partners from a total of six European countries (Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland and the Czech Republic). The total budget is €1.8 million, of which €1.5 million will be covered by the Interreg Central Europe programme.
One of the pillars of the project is the renovation of disused station buildings and their alternative use. In the case of the South Moravian Region, this is the municipality of Hevlín. The project includes three summer events for young people who will have the opportunity to travel around the cities of the other project partners and share their experiences on social media. zde můžete vidět výsledky tří skupin cestovatelů:
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For more information, visit the project website.
In March 2022, the YOUMOBIL project was finalised, focusing on the mobility of young people living in rural areas. The project aimed to make public transport more attractive to young people so that they prefer using it to using a private car. The project involves eight partners from a total of six European countries (Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland and the Czech Republic).
Youths make an important part of our passengers, that is why we decided to focus on them. We organized several workshops where we gained experience and advice of young people in connection to public transport. Based on their wishes, we upgraded the POSEIDON app and our website ESHOP.IDSJMK.CZ Students now do not have to show ISIC card in every travel, it is enough to have it in the app. Thanks to the project, we received valuable advice and we will continue working on the app.
The other pillar of the project was a renovation of disused station buildings and their alternative use. In the case of the South Moravian Region, it is the municipality of Hevlín. Here, cyclo-draisines have been purchased which will serve as a tourist attraction. Part of the project were summer events for youths which had a chance to travel across Europe and their experience share on social media platforms.
KORDIS JMK is implementing the CORCAP project aimed at improving the connectivity between German ports and the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The project started in 2019 and will be completed in 2023. A total of 10 partners from 4 European countries (Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) are involved in the project. The total budget is 2.5 million euros, of which 2.1 million will be covered by the Central Europe Programme.
The OEM corridor (Orient/East Mediterranean Corridor) is currently struggling with insufficient capacity, resulting in obstacles to efficient freight transport. The main objective of the project is to make freight transport on the Rostock-Budapest section more efficient and greener. The lead partner is the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior, which will oversee the smooth running of the project and ensure that the objectives are met. As part of the project, KORDIS JMK will carry out a survey of truck traffic in the South Moravian Region and the Czech Republic. The knowledge gained from the project will be used in the field of transport, logistics and regional development. Improved cooperation in freight transport and spatial planning and better use of existing infrastructure will lead to sustainable development and make cities in Central Europe a better place to live.
More information can be found on the project website.
In 2019, KORDIS JMK joined the Shift2MaaS project. The aim of the project is to test new smart features of the mobile application, which will allow to interconnect different modes of transport of different transport companies and to buy one ticket for the whole journey across several countries of the European Union regardless of the carrier. The Shift2MaaS project has supported pilot projects in various locations across Europe. The Travel Companion app was developed. This was tested on multimodal journeys in Lisbon, on domestic journeys from Madrid to Malaga and on cross-border journeys from the Czech Republic to Germany (due to COVID-19 restrictions, this part took place in online focus groups).
The aim of the project was not to create a definitive solution to be deployed in mainstream operation, but to explore different possibilities for collaboration and different solutions and system interconnections towards an application or applications supporting seamless mobility in the EU. It was verified that such an application is feasible and understandable for users. Travel Companion has the potential to improve mobility within the EU.
The project involved a total of 14 partners from 9 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
As part of the project, KORDIS JMK provided data for the development of the application, participated in discussions on the functionality of the application and carried out testing of the application on the territory of the South Moravian Region.
More information can be found on the project websiteProject video.
The 2018-2020 SubNodes project aimed to improve the accessibility of areas by public transport in the wider area of the TEN-T trans-European transport network. The common theme of the nine project partners from six countries was to strengthen the importance of interchanges in rural and isolated areas. The sub-nodes exchange passengers between local and regional transport, which connects to the main railway hubs on the TEN-T network. The project has developed strategies, operational plans and implemented pilot measures to create or improve interchanges at these nodes. The project has thus contributed to improving the accessibility of international rail links on the trans-European transport network for people living in rural areas.
KORDIS JMK as one of the project partners focused on the interchanges where bus lines were replaced by trains after the implementation of planned constructions and modernisation of the railway infrastructure in the South Moravian Region.
Information campaign on changes in transport
An information campaign on changes in public transport was implemented in Židlochovice and its surroundings. Information leaflets were distributed to households, employers were contacted by letter and a discussion with citizens was held. A short video documenting these activities can be viewed here.
Information system of P+R car park occupancy in Hustopeče
KORDIS JMK supports the addition of P+R car parks to major interchanges. With the support of the European SUBNODES project and the City of Hustopeče, the P+R car park in Hustopeče near the railway station has been equipped with affordable equipment for monitoring its occupancy. You can see how the vehicle entry and exit detection works in a short video here.
For more information, visit the project website.
While public transport and innovative services such as car sharing, bicycle and electric car rentals offer travellers a range of options for getting around in urban conurbations, the situation is different in remote rural areas. The Peripheral Access Project, which has been running since 2018, aims to improve the mobility of people in rural areas - both in the hinterland of cities and in the borderlands, where many people today cannot imagine life without using their own cars.
The aim of the project, implemented under the Interreg Central Europe Operational Programme and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, is to improve accessibility to rural areas by public transport or a combination of public and individual transport. Intelligent communication technologies (web and mobile applications) will be used to link the two modes of transport, institutional cooperation with local authorities will be established and marketing campaigns will be implemented to promote the use of new solutions.
In South Moravia, these activities will mainly concern the introduction of cyclobuses in the Znojmo region and the promotion of tourism related to the use of public transport in the border area.
More information can be found on the project website.
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The Linking Danube project is aimed at linking connection search engines and passenger information systems in the Danube region. The project partners from Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Romania aim to improve the provision of information on cross-border public transport connections. Especially for the needs of commuters and tourists, an international connection finder will be created to link the existing systems of the partner regions.
An integral part of the project is also an effort to improve transport accessibility to less populated areas in the border region, by introducing "on-call" connections, or connections that are listed in the regular timetable but have to be booked well in advance of their scheduled departure, otherwise they do not run.
The Linking Danube project, which is implemented by the Interreg DANUBE Operational Programme and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, will seek, among other things, to implement these on-call connections in connection search engines, so that passengers have all the information they need to use this innovative way of serving public transport.
More information can be found on the project website.
The objective of the SOLEZ project, implemented between 2016 and 2019, was to contribute to reducing the negative environmental impacts of transport in so-called functional urbanized areas (FUAs). This term refers to areas around large cities where a significant proportion of residents from surrounding communities commute for work, school and leisure activities. The project partners sought to implement mobility management measures to reduce unnecessary car traffic in city centres.
The project brought together cities working on low-carbon mobility solutions to improve their strategies and create "smart" services and products to support the functioning of Low Emission Zones (LEZ) and other measures to reduce the negative impact of transport on the environment. For selected municipalities in the hinterland of the city of Brno, these services mainly concern the parking of cars in P+R car parks in the transfer terminals of the JMK IDS.
Basic information about the project can be found on the project website.
At this link you will find a document produced within the SOLEZ project, which helps municipalities to deal with issues related to public transport.
Cooperation between South Moravia and Western Slovakia
In 2013 with the contribution of the Micro-project Fund of the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Czech Republic and Slovakia KORDIS South Moravian Region implemented the project Study of the possibility of developing cross-border public transport between South Moravia and Western Slovakia including the implementation of pilot measures. The aim of this project was to identify transport needs at the interface between the South Moravian, Trnava and Trenčín region and propose measures to address this need. The project resulted in the preparation of a study, summarising the findings and proposing options for the development of cross-border public transport.
See the resulting study.
Cooperation between South Moravia and Lower Austria
In 2013 and 2014, the "Pilot Project for the Development of Cross-Border Links in Public Transport between South Moravia and Lower Austria" was implemented with the support of the South Moravia - Lower Austria Small Projects Fund. Its aim is to promote cross-border public transport between the two regions and to test the possibilities and use of new connections. The intention is to improve the transport service in the Vranov and Znojmo regions in particular. In the field of bus transport, the aim was to connect Znojmo, Vranov and Vratěnín with Drosendorf in Austria and thus create interesting transport and tourist connections. This intention was fulfilled, Since 2013, a timetable with the extension of line 816 has been approved. Municipalities, citizens and organisations from both sides of the border are interested in this connection. The second project was to extend the recognition of IDS JMK travel documents in the section Šatov - Retz. However, despite many negotiations, the Austrian carrier ÖBB did not show interest in this.
The EDITS Project
European Digital Infrastructure Network for Intelligent Transport Systems (EDITS) Project - implemented between 2012 and 2014 was aimed at supporting the mobility of the population of the Central European region.
A total of 13 partners were involved in the project, including KORDIS JMK. Their common goal was to provide end-users with reliable information for their planned or ongoing transport, not only at national but also at international level. In order to achieve this goal, measures were designed to enable the exchange of transport telematics data across five European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia).
The EDITS project was implemented within the framework of the Operational Programme Transnational Cooperation - CENTRAL EUROPE co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
The RAILHUC project - Railway Junction Cities and TEN-T Networks from the Operational Programme Transnational Cooperation - CENTRAL EUROPE was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The project involved partners and associated institutions from 8 EU countries, the Czech Republic is represented by the Vysočina Region and KORDIS JMK, spol. s r.o.
The project aimed to facilitate the exchange of experience between railway hubs in the field of integration of local and regional transport into national and trans-European networks, and thus to find new solutions both for strengthening the importance of rail transport in the partner regions and for promoting the accessibility of Central Europe by different modes of transport.
- Press release issued on the occasion of the 1st meeting of the project participants in Bologna.
- Press release issued on the occasion of the conference VIZE 2030: Options for the development of high-speed lines in the Czech Republic.
- Press Release issued on the occasion of the Conference on the Development of Rail Transport in Hungary and Central Europe.
- Press release issued on the occasion of the project closure.
Modřice, smyčka passenger facilities
Within the framework of the project, a building for passenger facilities was constructed in the area of terminal Modřice, loop. The interchange terminal is fully integrated into the Integrated Transport System. The coordinator of this system is the company KORDIS JMK, spol. s r.o., founded by the South Moravian Region and the City of Brno.
Analysis of the potential of cross-border public transport AT-CZ
In order to accurately identify cross-border public transport (PT) links, an analysis of the potential for the border area between the Czech Republic and Austria. The project area consisted of the South Moravian Region, South Bohemia and Vysočina, as well as the Austrian Länder of Upper Austria and Lower Austria with their territory north of the Danube.
Within the framework of the project, a working group composed of representatives of the different administrative units was formed, which was in four periodic project working meetings to keep them informed of the state of play processing. This resulted in a joint interactive planning process that enabled the identification of key content on the basis of the individual processing steps of the project.
The individual main work items or thematic areas and the respective deliverables are summarised in the individual chapters of this report. In addition to the delineation and detailed demographic survey of the project area, a separate The cross-border traffic intensity between Austria and the Czech Republic was addressed in a separate chapter. Here it was found that, due to existing or directly provided traffic data by the regions (CZ) and the Länder (AT), there was no need for surveys on such a large scale as expected at the beginning of the project. Subsequently, the traffic flows or traffic relations in regular commuter traffic for employment and education or tourist traffic, primarily relevant for potential cross-border public In addition to the current situation, potential sources and destinations (e.g. "Points of interest") were also taken into account. in tourism).
The current situation of cross-border public transport between the Czech Republic and Austria was also elaborated, as well as general planning aspects in relation to cross-border public transport offers.
The most important focal point of the project was the design of new cross-border VD offers, which are based on based on the analysis of the potential sources and targets mentioned above. The different routes of the lines were planned and the proposed the corresponding timetables.