MCP Forum & Site Visits in Morocco

The second MPC Forum was held at the University Mohammad V in Rabat, in Morocco, between 19-20 May 2015. The aim of this international encounter was to facilitate the uptake of  green urban mobility solutions across the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs) and identify future cooperation opportunities between EU and MPC.

One of the main conclusions of the forum was that all MPC countries represented in the event have an increasing need for public transportation and, at the same time, an evident deficit in the public offer. Still, mobility needs are mainly satisfied by individual user capabilities (by feet, informal transportation, private car, etc..) without relying on a very well developed urban transportation network.

Additionally, Viajeo Plus participated in the CIVITAS Forum Conference on urban mobility and social inclusion held on 23-26 September 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco, where the project consortium organised several site visits.

Based on the knowledge gathered during the forum, the site visits and the surveys circulated among stakeholders, several political, organisational, social and economic recommendations have been formulated in the report available below.

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Opening and keynote presentations
 Welcome & keynote speech Dr. Marcello SCALISI, UNIMED
Presentations from Mediterranean partner countries
General overview of Rabat-Salé Tramway : history, exploitation and foreseen extensions Prof. Lemghari Essakl, Société du Tramway de Rabat Salé
Studies, researches and development on urban mobility and transports at EMI Prof. Omar Driss-Kaitouni, Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs
Regulation of urban transport: pricing and financing Mr. Hassan Nouha, Staréo Maroc
Research on urban mobility in Morocco Dr. Slimane Mehdad, Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, Morocco
Transport Development in Lebanon; The Road to Change Prof. Tina Habib, USEK Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
Towards Achieving Sustainable Urban Mobility in Egypt: An Integrated Transport Approach Prof. Iman Mohammed Wafei Ramadan, Arab Academy of Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
The Palestinian Perspective on the Cooperation in R&D in Sustainable Urban Mobility Prof. Khaled Al-Sahili, An-Najah University of Nablus, Palestine
What strategy, diagnosis, issues on mobility: A case-study of Mostaganem city Prof. Slimane Himouri, University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem, Algeria
The Collective Transport in the Grand Tunis : Findings, Diagnosis and Recommendations Prof. Hend Selmi, High Institute of Transport andLogistic, Sousse University, Tunisia
More for future: Istanbul case Ms. Fatma Betül & Mr. Güney Akbiyik, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey
Introduction to Electric Bus Technology in Egypt Ms. Mona Kamel, Environmental Quality Sector, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)
Présentation de l’Union Internationale des Transports Publics et enjeux du bureau régional «Afrique du Nord» Ms. Dounia Gourram, UITP North Africa
Mobility analysis of the population of Rabat and Salé Ms. Fouzia Ghaiti, Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs Rabat, Morocco
ITS in the Smart Mobility age: new industrial scenario for action Fabio Pinton, Thetis


  • Tramway Rabat-Salé: This public transport service is operative since May 2011 and connects the two Moroccan cities through a 19km railway. It consists of two lines and 31 stops and it is managed by Veolia Transdev with Alstom Citadis trams.

  • The Casablanca Tramway: The Casablanca tramway is the rapid transit tram system. The route is 31 km long and crosses the city from east to west, serving 49 stations. An average of 100 000 trips per day are made through the tramway and the number of passengers is on the rise. The operation centre of Casa Tramway receives real time information fom the cameras installed in the tram stations, as well as  optimal data and voice links from the control system to the vehicles. On-board computers serve as communications hubs in trams. Supported by GPS satellite navigation, they enable a comprehensive display of the operating condition in real time.
  • The Medina’s bus: M’dinaBus is one our of the fours public transport companies operating in Casablanca. It carries 141 million passengers a year in its 70 bus lines, covering an area of 45 million km/year. The buses are equipped with video camera in order to deter and to monitor any acts of
    vandalism or assault. All vehicles are provided with a radio system SEPURA to allow the driver to
    communicate with the operating center. Operators can display the position of the vehicle on a map or linearized chart to spot possible early / late arrivals and departures, and they can call the
    driver or receive calls to provide assistance or suggestions.


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