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Global knowledge exchange online event on E-buses: from pilots to mainstreaming

  • 27 August 2021
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TRT is organising a Global knowledge exchange online event on 16 and 17 September, a cooperation between the World Bank Group and the CIVITAS initiative.

E-mobility stakeholders from Latin America and Europe will come together to share perspectives and discuss policy pathways for the deployment of e-buses in urban public transport fleets.


Have a look to the programme and register for the event following this LINK!!

The event will be organised in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Job profile: Expert in freight transport and logistics

We are hiring 2

Milan, July 2021

Job profile: Expert in freight transport and logistics

TRT Trasporti e Territorio is an independent consultancy specialized in transport economics, planning and modelling. Established in 1992, the Company has earned a solid international reputation in supporting public and private actors thanks to its professional and R&D activities in the fields of transport projects appraisal and policy assessment.

Description of work:

We look for a junior/intermediate consultant to join our team in Milano. The position will involve working as part of a multidisciplinary team in freight transport and logistics. The candidate will work in research projects as well as in consultancy services including strategic consultancy, market analysis, surveys and impact assessment projects.

He or she will develop quantitative analysis, support the drafting and publication of reports, source and write scientific articles and contribute to communication, information and dissemination tasks within the projects.

Survey on International Merchandise Transport – 2020

Indagine sui trasporti Banca d'Italia

This paper presents the results of the survey on international freight transport carried by TRT for Bank of Italy (the central bank of Italy) in 2020, as part of the compilation of the national balance of payments.

Based on the sample surveys carried by TRT since 1998, the paper describes the key costs trends in the Italian freight transport sector. In 2020 TRT interviewed about 210 international freight operators from different transport segments and collected data on over 6.200 shipments, namely on freight rates and ancillary costs between different origins and destinations. s part of the compilation of the national balance of payments. For the statistics of the balance of payments, moreover, TRT estimates the market shares of freight carriers by nationality.

During 2020, the incidence of transport costs on the value of goods exported to and imported from Italy increased, reversing the downward trend observed in the previous years. The transport sector has been inevitably affected by the Covid-19 emergency. The air transport sector suffered most due to a drop in passenger flights, leading to a severe shortage of “belly” capacity and a sharp increase in freight rates. In the maritime sector, significant price increases were observed in the container, ro-ro and liquid bulk sectors. As for land transport, transport costs slightly increased in the rail sector and slightly decreased in the road sector.

Link to the project page.

Download the full report (only available in Italian)


Evaluation of the White Paper ‘Roadmap to a single European transport area – towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system’

Final report Evaluation of 2011 Transport White Paper

The 2011 Transport White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system” is the document with which the European Commission has outlined the strategy on the future EU transport system and which defines the political agenda for the next decades.

The main objectives of the strategy are (i) reduce carbon dioxide emissions in transport to a level that is 60 % below that of 1990; (ii) reduce the transport sector’s dependence on oil; (iii) reduce congestion growth.

The strategy is articulated through 40 action points and 132 initiatives aimed at achieving 10 operational targets at different time horizons (2030 and 2050).

TRT, member of the consortium led by Ricardo NL and participated by M-Five, E3Modelling and TEPR was responsible for carrying out the mid-term evaluation of the effectiveness of the strategy in order to support the European Commission in identifying any proposals for revising the document.

The evaluation provides a robust evidence-based assessment of the White Paper and the actions following from it since its adoption in 2011. It examines the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and EU added value of the White Paper in line with the Better Regulation Guidelines.

The evaluation looks at the identified needs for transport policy, the objectives and goals set in the White Paper, the proposed initiatives, reached outcomes and their results, as well as the overall impact of the strategy since it was put in place.

The results of the evaluation are intended to inform subsequent decisions of the Commission on possible priorities for the future agenda of EU transport policy.

Link to the project page.

Download the full report


SUMP for the City of Tirana published on Eltis Portal

SUMP Tirana

TRT supported the city of Tirana in the development of their first SUMP! The study was part of SUMSEEC II initiative, funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and implemented by GIZ.

Have a look to the case study published today on the Eltis Portal!

For more information also check the project page on our website.

Eltis Case studies presents and analyses successful local examples of sustainable urban mobility initiatives and strategies


COG-LO Project on “Il Giornale della Logistica”

Giornale della logistica

TRT has published a new article (available only in italian) about Logistics 4.0 and the interesting insights form the COG-LO Project where concepts as “collaborative” and “cognitive” logistics has been deeply investigated with the support of international organizations and logistics providers such as Ekol Logistics, Croatia and Slovenia Post.

Please have a look on the COG-LO Project and find out more on our website page or on the official website.

Evaluation of EU regulation on TEN-T rail freight corridors

19p20 RFC-Evaluation cover

The evaluation support study of Regulation (EU) No 913/2010, coordinated by TRT on behalf of the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, covered all the provisions of the Regulation, all the European countries participating in a Rail Freight Corridor (RFC) and addressed the period from the establishment of the RFCs until 2020.

The study identified the impact of the Regulation by comparing the actual developments in the rail freight sector, i.e. with the Regulation in place, with respect to a baseline situation describing the likely developments that would have occurred without this policy intervention. The study also took into account the activities related to the RFCs going beyond the provisions of the Regulation, addressing for instance technical and operational interoperability along the RFCs. Furthermore, the study covered the activities of the rail sector undertaken in the period of analysis and contributing to the objectives of the Regulation.

TRT was responsible for the design of the evaluation, the definition of an evaluation baseline, the analysis of the stakeholders consultation, the analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Regulation and the estimation of costs and benefits from the implementation.

Link to the project page.

 Download the full report


Mobility Package 1 and impacts on combined transport sector

Mobility Package 1 e impatti sul trasporto combinato

The study, carried out by TRT on behalf of the European Commission (DG MOVE), provides the analysis of the impacts on the combined transport sector of Regulation 2020/1055 amending Regulation 1072/2009/EU (Mobility Package 1); specifically, the new provisions allowing Member States to apply the so-called “cabotage restrictions” to road legs of international combined transport (CT) operations if those road legs do not cross a border. In order to gather input for a qualified ex-ante assessment on the potential impacts, a survey was carried out addressing two types of CT operators: transport organisers and terminal operators, covering all modal combinations and a wide range of Member States. The data and the information collected focuses on the compliance strategies envisaged by the CT operators and on the impacts that the new rules could have on their activity.

Link to the project page.

 Download the final report (inlc exec. summary)

 Download only executive summary

Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport Externalities

pubblicazione external costs of transportTRT is partner of the international consortium appointed by the European Commission DG MOVE to carry out the study “Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport Externalities”. The study was delivered in June 2019 and presents the main conclusions and transport policy applications. The study assesses the extent to which the “user pays” and “polluter pays” principles are implemented in the EU countries and in other advanced economies.

The study includes:

– an executive summary

– an update of the Handbook on external costs, which includes an analysis of the total and average external costs: Handbook

– and more information which is available on the webpage.

Link to the project.