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.”

Further information about the project can be found using the links to the left. Don't forget to follow us using the social media links below for regular updates on our workshops, outputs and events.

Latest Project News

G-PaTRA partner attendance at the MAMBA Rural Mobility Seminar in Riga

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Green transport and mobility

G-PaTRA project partners Elke Vandenbroucke from Taxistop and Andy Grinnall from Robert Gordon University attended the MAMBA Rural Mobility Seminar in…

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Talk on Rural Mobility, Deprivation and Innovation

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Green transport and mobility

Dr. Koen Salemink from the University of Groningen has been invited to RGU to give a talk on Rural Mobility, Deprivation and Innovation.

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Show project by G-PaTRA Partner Taxistop

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Green transport and mobility

G-PaTRA Partner, Taxistop, has produced a new video about their show project in Beveren-Aan-De-Ijzer.

The video can be accessed here:

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Internal Workshop In Ghent - lighthouse projects & legal and regulatory frameworks

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Green transport and mobility

Partners from the G-PaTRA consortium met in Ghent, Belgium at the end of March 2018 for an internal workshop to learn more about the project partner r…

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G-PaTRA partners meet in Aviemore for their first workshops

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Green transport and mobility

Our first project workshops were held in a snowy Aviemore in January 2018.

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