Welcome to G-PaTRA's webspace. G-PaTRA is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

G-PaTRA – Green Passenger Transport in Rural Areas – is a consortium of 13 partners from across Europe who have been awarded funding by the European Union Interreg North Sea Region programme to take forward a project on green transport in rural areas.

The project, which will run until 2021, is led by RGU working in collaboration with partners from UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Belgium. It will promote green transport and mobility by enhancing the capacity of authorities to reduce CO2 from personal transport in remote, rural and island areas. It will embed more zero emission vehicles in rural transport systems and improve available passenger transport resources.

“Rural public transport is high carbon, subsidy intensive and struggles to provide a viable alternative to the car,” said David Gray, Professor of Transport Policy at RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural Business, who is one of the researchers leading the project.

“Together with urban transport carbon reduction strategies rarely being transferrable to rural areas, innovations in green rural transport are sorely needed to help governments meet ambitious carbon reduction targets.”

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Latest Project News

Two Interreg projects join forces

07 March 2019

G-PaTRA and the Like! project ran a workshop together and find clear synergies between their aims

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Electric Bus Launch in Moray, Scotland

26 February 2019

Find out more about the launch of an electric bus service which is part of WP3 in the G-PaTRA project.

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G-PaTRA at the SMARTA workshop for rural mobility

25 February 2019

Find out more about the SMARTA workshop for rural mobility, which took place 30th January 2018.

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Testing out sustainable transport alternatives in Aalst, Belgium

21 February 2019

G-PaTRA partner Taxistop have produced a short video on their 30 day sustainable transport challenge for families in Aalst, Belgium.

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Rural Mobility, Deprivation and Innovation: The Need for a Rural Scope - Lecture slides and presentation video

07 February 2019

Slides and video for Dr. Koen Salemink's lecture on rural mobility, deprivation and innovation which took place at Robert Gordon University (Scotland)…

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