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Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport Externalities

2018-year-multimodality-external-costs-noteTRT 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”. Currently, the study is ongoing and approaching its final phase. The final report will be delivered early next summer with main conclusions and transport policy applications. Preliminary results are available on the webpage and show the overall size of transport external costs, the external costs by cost category and by transport mode for EU28 countries and the extent to which users and polluters pay the total costs (external and infrastructure) that they are responsible for.

 

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Modal shift in European transport: a way forward

On the occasion of the Year of Multimodality, 2018, the study aimed to take stock of progress made towards the objectives set by the 2011 Transport White Paper and of the actions taken at European level to make the modal shift more successful.

The study provides a comprehensive analysis of the progress and potential for modal shift from road to more sustainable modes of transport, both on passenger and freight transport. It highlights the main barriers and factors hindering a more effective modal shift at European level and gives recommendations on measures to be potentially incorporated to achieve more effective policies.

The full study is available at the following link: Modal Shift 2018

TRIP Research Theme Analysis Report – Transport safety

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The new report from the European Commission funded Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP) – a free to access, European Commission funded portal for EU professionals to share and discuss innovations in transport mobility – provides a comprehensive review on Transport Safety. TRT is among the partners of the consortium.  From September 2007, the online platform TRIMIS – European Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring System – incorporates TRIP’s database of over 10,000 EU and national transport research projects.

The report offers a rare snapshot to provide transport professionals with valuable insight into the emerging tools and techniques that are being used to enhance the safety of EU transport systems.

The report covers four interlinked sub themes of transport safety: road transport safety, railway transport safety, air transport safety, maritime transport safety.

Co-Authors: Cosimo Chiffi, Angelo Martino, Raffaele Vergnani (TRT)

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TRIP Research Theme Analysis Report – Transport security

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The new report from the European Commission funded Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP) provides a comprehensive review on Transport Security. TRT is among the partners of the consortium.

The report offers a rare snapshot to help policy makers and researchers with examples of where research in Europe is helping to improve security and the resilience of passenger and freight transport. It also identifies important areas and research gaps to focus future efforts.

The report covers six interlinked sub themes of transport security: threat detection and prevention, crisis management, cyber security, privacy and ICT issues, staff security training, cargo security, passenger security.

 

Co-Authors: Claudia de Stasio, Cosimo Chiffi, Alessio Sitran, Riccardo Parolin, Silvia Maffii, Raffaele Vergnani (TRT)

 

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Survey on the international freight transport – 2016

160_indagine-merci-2016TRT has been commissioned by the Banca d’Italia (Italian Central Bank) to carry out a four-year survey on the international freight transport in order to:

  • identify the unit costs of different transport modes for imports and exports;
  • identify the components of ancillary costs;
  • show in a matrix the abroad goods exchange;
  • define the market share held by Italian actors in the maritime, air and rail transport sectors;
  • estimate the turnover made by Italian ship-owners abroad.

This project follows similar surveys managed by TRT since 1998, whose results are used by Banca d’Italia to estimate the Balance of Payments for the corresponding years.

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TRIP Research Theme Analysis Report – Urban Mobility

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This is the first in the new series of Research Theme Analysis Reports produced under the new Transport Research & Innovation Portal (TRIP)  – a free to access, European Commission funded portal for EU professionals to share and discuss innovations in transport mobility

It covers the research theme Urban Mobility. The purpose of this Research Theme Analysis Report is to provide an overview of research performed (mostly) in the EU collated by TRIP, providing a view across many projects that fall under the theme. It provides an assessment of the reported results from the research projects, giving scientific and policy perspectives.

The theme of Urban Mobility has been divided into seven sub-themes, as follows: accessibility, freight transport, intelligent transport systems (ITS) low carbon transport technologies, sustainable public transport, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), urban land use.

Co-Authors: Cosimo Chiffi, Angelo Martino

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TRIP Research Theme Analysis Report – Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)

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This Research Theme Analysis Report provides a review of research projects under the new Transport Research & Innovation Portal (TRIP) – continuation project for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG-MOVE). It covers the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) research theme.

Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) is a subset of ITS that has been as “‘A subset of the overall ITS that communicates and shares information between ITS stations to give advice or facilitate actions with the objective of improving safety, sustainability, efficiency and comfort beyond the scope of stand-alone systems.’

For the purpose of this review, the theme of C-ITS has been divided into 10 sub-themes and the assessments performed within each sub-theme as well as across the complete C-ITS theme. The 10 sub-themes considered are: communication technologies; data protection and security; freight transport and logistics; human-machine interaction; information systems/platform; motorway applications; public transport; safety, efficiency and emissions; sensors; urban applications.

Co-authors: Cosimo Chiffi, Claudia de Stasio (TRT)

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TRIP Research Theme Analysis Report – Transport Infrastructure

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The new report from the European Commission funded Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP) provides a comprehensive review of multimodal transport infrastructure research performed by European businesses, public organisations and academic institutions.

It offers a rare snapshot of the current infrastructure research and innovation landscape to help focus policy makers, stakeholders and researchers on areas to improve the accessibility and performance of transport systems across Europe.

The report covers six interlinked sub themes of transport infrastructure development: planning; assessment; pricing, funding and financing; construction; management and governance; and monitoring and maintenance.

Research projects included in the report are drawn from the online Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP) – a free to access, European Commission funded portal for EU professionals to share and discuss innovations in transport mobility.

Co-Authors: Claudia de Stasio, Cosimo Chiffi, Alessio Sitran, Riccardo Parolin, Silvia Maffii (TRT)

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