August 2009

Latest news from the Transport Research Knowledge Centre

 

Dear readers,

We are back with the latest news about the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC). The TRKC is a free database featuring up-to-date information on European transport research activities. It enables policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders to access results of EU or nationally financed transport research in the European Research Area (ERA).

In this bulletin, we report on the following issues:

Enjoy reading!
The TRKC project team

NEWS

New Policy Brochure on Transport and Environment

New Policy Brochure on Transport and Environment

This Policy Brochure focuses on transport and its effects on the environment. Its aim is to inform transport policy makers and to assist them in designing transport policies that take better account of the environmental impacts of transport. The environment is broadly defined to include effects of transport on land, air, water and resources. The brochure draws a number of policy recommendations from the research it reviews. There is a strong case for promoting the more rapid development of alternative fuels and vehicle designs, both to offset the impacts of oil depletion and to tackle climate change. However, technology alone will not meet climate change targets; behavioural change will be needed as well, and the focus should be on integration of these two approaches.

The Policy Brochure on Transport and Environment is available for download in the 'Publications' section of the TRKC portal.

Intelligent Transport Systems - Thematic Research Summary Published

The ITS theme deals with several combinations of communication, computer and control technology developed and applied in the domain of transport to improve system performance, transport safety, efficiency, productivity, and level of service, environmental impacts, energy consumption, and mobility.

The Intelligent Transport Systems Thematic Research Summary is available for download in the 'Publications' section of the TRKC portal.

Rail Transport - Thematic Research Summary Published

Railways deliver economic, social and, particularly, environmental benefits and are an important mode of transport. This document aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of available results from completed European research projects related to rail transport.

The Rail Transport Thematic Research Summary is available for download in the 'Publications' section of the TRKC portal.