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The Rail Baltica transport demand model project is now completed

logo M neraRail Baltica is a rail transport infrastructure project that integrates the Baltic States in the European rail network connecting Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and indirectly also Finland. It is a fully interoperable railway line of more than 870 km in length designed for both passenger and freight transport and planned to become operational in 2027.

The Rail Baltica transport demand model project, led by TRT, has developed and implemented a multimodal transport model to forecast the passenger and freight demand for the Rail Baltica infrastructure up to the year 2056.

SUMP Topic guide on safe use of micromobility devices in urban areas

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TRT is happy to announce today’s publication of the new SUMP Topic Guide on the safe use of micromobility devices, for which TRT is the main author.

The SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) Topic Guide has been published alongside the new Urban Mobility Framework of the European Commission. It is the key result from the first Policy Support Group (PSG) of the CIVITAS ELEVATE Coordination and Support Action, with TRT as lead and contributions from 5 experts from selected organisations (TRL, ETSC, POLIS, the City of Paris and the City of Helsinki), the chair of the CIVITAS Policy Advisory Committee (City of Antwerp), BUAS (Breda University of Applied Sciences) and three observers from the cycling and e-sooters sectors.

TRT put its extensive experience of the sector into this new Topic Guide and provided new insights into dealing with one of today’s challenging mobility trend. The Topic Guide focuses on micromobility in the SUMP planning and implementation process and is part of a compendium of EU guidance documents, complementing the revised second edition of the SUMP Guidelines.

The Topic Guide proposes best practice and key recommendations on the integration of micromobility in urban mobility planning, with the goal to support cities in achieving a safer use of micromobility devices in urban areas. It also supports the European Commission in delivering Action 22 of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. It focuses on shared electrically powered personal mobility devices such as e-scooters and provides some guidance on how the users of these vehicles interact with the users of bicycles and electric power assisted cycles (EPACs), as well as pedestrians and other road users.

Our study on Costs and Benefits of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Transition is online

  • 11 November 2021
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How much will the transition to sustainable urban mobility cost in European cities? Which benefits and changes in mobility will it bring? What will be the most cost-effective policies to accelerate this transition?

These are some of the questions that a new study from TRT Trasporti e Territorio has been replying to.

The study, commissioned by EIT Urban Mobility and released today, produced a quantification of the costs and benefits of the transition to sustainable urban mobility in European cities by 2030 and 2050. The analysis was carried out with the modelling tool MOMOS, which allowed to assess the impacts of different mobility transition scenarios.

The costs of freight transport during the Covid-19 pandemic

An article on freight transport during the Covid-19 pandemic was published in the July/August 2021 issue of Il Giornale della Logistica. Starting from the activity carried out by TRT on behalf of the Bank of Italy, which involves a constant monitoring of the costs of international freight transport to/from Italy, the article proposes an analysis of the trends that characterized 2020 with a focus on different transport modes: road, rail, air, sea.

Read here (only in italian).

 

 

 

 

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.

 

SUMP for the City of Tirana published on Eltis Portal

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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

 

Re-Thinking mobility poverty

The recently-terminated HiReach project has just published a book entitled “Re-thinking Mobility Poverty. Understanding User´s Geographies, Backgrounds and Aptitudes”. TRT, the HiReach coordinator, directly contributed of the writing several chapters.

IThe book, which is based on the analytical phase of project, seeks to better conceptualise and define mobility poverty, addressing both its geographies and socio-economic landscapes.

It examines the social construction of mobility poverty by delving into mobility patterns and needs as they are differently experienced by social groups in different geographical situations and also offers a comparison of the global phenomenon through fieldwork conducted in the six different HiReach study regions.

The book is released in hardcopy by the world’s leading academic publisher Routledge, and can be purchased here.

Open Access is also available here.

Link to the project page.

Study on employment and social impacts of connected and automated driving (CAD)

TRT together with Ecorys (lead), M-Five, VTT, SEURECO, ERTICO, UITP and IRU analysed the employment and social impacts of connected and automated driving (CAD). The 16-month study was finalised end of last year and has now been published. The study was implemented for the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission. It provides an analysis of the short, medium- and long-term impacts of CAD on jobs, employment, skills and knowledge, as well as an investigation and elaboration of options in key policy areas in order for the European Union to take timely action.

The main report presents four different scenarios outlining future CAD deployment and fleet compositions up to 2050. The main part of the report provides an analysis of the employment and social impacts along these four scenarios, highlighting expected quantitative as well as qualitative impacts. Results show likely severe social impacts on the road transport sector. In exchange with stakeholders, we developed 22 policy options to address this transition. The policy options are presented in the final part of the report. These policy options have been operationalised by adding a timeline and by describing the role of various actors with the goal of setting the groundwork for a social roadmap for CAD deployment. The supporting annexes provide additional information with more detailed findings, as well as information on the methodology used to come to these results.

Survey on International Merchandise Transport – 2019

This paper is a summary of the surveys on international freight carried by TRT for Banca d’Italia (Italian national bank) in 2019.

It includes main figures of the sample surveys carried by TRT for Banca d’Italia dating back to 1998. It is part of the balance of payments, in the section of international freight transport. In 2019 TRT interviewed 160 circa of the main international freight operators, with the aim to find out information regarding freight rates and ancillary costs. Moreover, market shares of carriers by nationality has been estimated.

During 2019 the reduction of the share of transport cost on imported and exported goods’ value diminished. Average costs per tonne remained almost constant in road transport, with an increment of full-load fees and a reduction of partial-load fees. Freight rates in rail transport are diminished, particularly for bulk transport. Air cargo average costs diminished considerably, especially for exports. As for maritime transport, average costs increased moderately, due to the depreciation of the euro-dollar exchange rate.

Link to the project page.

Report available only in Italian

Download the report

Join ReVeAL (Regulating Vehicle Access for Improved Liveability) Webinar on May 26!

The ReVeAL project, of which TRT is a partner, is looking at how cities can successfully regulate vehicle access in order to create more attractive places for people and business.

Find out what kinds of access regulation measures are possible and what cross-cutting factors play a role in any successful implementation and register to our webinar “ReVeALing Space for People: Developing Good Practice in Urban Vehicle Access Regulations”.

We will also “ReVeAL” the story of the city of Ghent’s development as a forerunner in restricting access for vehicles to create space for people.