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08.10.2012

TROLLEY partner city Gdynia is runner-up of this year's Civitas Awards

Alicja Pawlowska from Gdynia at the awards ceremony

The TROLLEY partner city Gdynia was recognised as runner-up in the Technical Innovation Category of the ninth edition of the CIVITAS Awards at the Municipal Theatre in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The awards are given to cities that demonstrate ambitious urban transport activities, programmes or policies supporting cleaner and better city transportation.

Gdynia made it to runner-up (Porto won for its smart phone travel planning application MOVE-ME In the category of Technical Innovation) for its commitment towards energy efficiency and 'for doing something original, useful and cost-efficient' by converting old diesel engine buses into trolleybuses, and for producing a conversion guidebook within the framework of the TROLLEY project. The guidebook will be made available in English soon, to enable other cities to learn about and implement the unique technical solution. More information about of the award ceremony are available here.