Transalpine Observatory – Data collection and analysis of freight flows across the Alps
The objective of the Observatory is to collect and make available the information for the EU-CH Terrestrial Transport Committee implementing and managing the Agreement on Terrestrial Transport between the European Union and Switzerland on 21 June 1999.
As a part of the Consortium, TRT has collected, verified and analysed data on road, rail and combined transport activities through the Alps for Italian side. The types of collected data involved information on traffic, infrastructure, vehicles, transported goods, market operators, costs and environmental impacts. All data have been compared for the period 2020-2023 regarding the borders with France, Switzerland and Austria.
One of the main interest of the project has been the evaluation in time of the modal split across the Alps useful for the reduction of transport’s environmental impact.
TRT has also worked on designing and updating the cost model on road and combined transport, Unaccompanied (UCT) Accompanied (ACT) and Motorway Of the Sea (MoS), adoptable also for other spatial contests.
European Commission – Swiss Federal Transport Office
2016 – 2019