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

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

07 February 2019
Green transport and mobility

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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SHARE-North’s Webinar on “Promoting Social Inclusion through Shared Mobility”

05 February 2019
Green transport and mobility

Did you miss SHARE-North's webinar on innovative shared mobility solutions that support social inclusion for less-mobile individuals?

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Why is it so difficult to improve mobility in rural areas?

31 October 2018
Green transport and mobility

Nordjyllands Trafikselskab, Aalborg University, and the Danish Engineer’s Association hosted a one day event about the challenges of rural transportat…

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

31 October 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

31 October 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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