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TRKC at the EC conference on the future of transport
10 Nov 2009:

This is the closing event of the public consultation the Commission launched last June regarding its Communication ’A sustainable future for transport’. The conference is meant to summarise contributions received from stakeholders and discuss concrete ideas that have emerged in the consultation process.

The TRKC team will be present with a stand in the exhibition area.

For more information please consult: 2009 Future of Transport

Urban Transport - Thematic Research Summary published
08 Oct 2009:

This Thematic Research Summary on urban transport aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of results of completed European research projects related to urban transport. It consists of two main parts. The first part includes a brief overview of the scope of the theme and summarises the main policy developments at EU level relevant to the theme. The second part contains a synthesis of the main findings and policy implications from research projects and identifies the implications for further research.

Urban Transport is concerned with passenger and freight transport internal to built-up areas, and those trips having at least one end in an urban area. Typically wholly urban trips are no longer than 15 km. The main elements of urban transport are motorised private traffic, public transport, non-motorised transport, service vehicle traffic, last-mile freight traffic.

The challenges and related options for intervention in urban transport are discussed in a number of policy papers issued by the European Commission, the earliest being the 1995 Citizens’ Network Green Paper, the latest being the Green Paper “Towards a new culture for urban mobility”. In the light of the subsidiarity principle the EU must play a facilitating role without imposing top-down solutions which may not be appropriate for the diverse local situations. Thus the EU promotes the exchange of good practice and the harmonisation of technical standards, provides research funds, and adopts legislation. The European Commission is currently preparing an Action Plan on Urban Mobility.

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Information and Awareness - Thematic Research Summary published
30 Sep 2009:

The range of possible measures that come under this heading involve making improvements to the information available to transport users and operators, to make them more aware of the implications of their use and the operation of the transport system. Some measures are traditional fixed information systems; others draw on real time applications of information technology. The information helps travellers make more informed decisions about how, when, where and whether to travel.

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TRKC at the ITS World Congress 2009
22 Sep 2009:

Meet the Transport Research Knowledge Centre at the ITS World Congress 2009

in Stockholm! You can find our stand in the exhibition area of the

European Commission (L20). Come along to pick up a copy of our new policy brochures and the revised Compedium on Transport Research in the European Research Area. We are looking forward to meeting you there

and answering all your questions.

Traffic Management for Land Transport: new TRKC Policy Brochure published
15 Sep 2009:

This Policy Brochure addresses the role of traffic management, which

can be defined as making more effective use of existing infrastructure,

for road and rail transport. It considers the need for traffic

management from efficiency, environmental and safety standpoints, the

role of data and information systems, new technologies, the evidence on

their performance and limitations, and the implications for future



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Transport Management - Thematic Research Summary published
15 Sep 2009:

This paper covers the management of traffic and transport services for

all modes, including changing the way in which existing transport

systems are used and the strategic and tactical control of traffic. It

is based on results of projects covering mobility & traffic

management in urban areas, freight & logistics management, and

traffic & network management for road, rail, waterways and airspace.

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Transport and the Environment: new TRKC Policy Brochure published
18 Aug 2009:

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 research issues on environment and transport are grouped into three areas: identifying and measuring the impacts on the environment (pollution levels, noise emissions etc.), technological solutions to environmental problems from transport, and behavioural solutions to environmental problems from transport. Where relevant, solutions cover both mitigation and adaptation.

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