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Strategic RESEARCH: TRENEN II-STRAN Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: TRENEN II-STRAN
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Models for Transport Environment and Energy - version 2 Strategic Transport Policy Analysis
Main contractor: KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Type organisation: Education
Country: BE
Start date & duration: 1996-05-01 - 26 months
Area: Strategic
Relevant tasks: 1.2.15
Total cost in kECUs: 482
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 450


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The objective of this project is to develop a set of strategic models for transport policy assesment in the field of taxation, pricing, regulation and financing and to demonstrate these models by analyzing different transport policy proposals with a European dimension. The approach focuses on completing the total spectrum of decision levels and options, rather than elaborating the details specific to one particular option. This involves the integration of different objectives: A. Define Policy Packages: Survey of European transport pricing problems and translation into alternative policy packages that can be tested by the TRENEN II strategic models. B. Basic Valuation Inputs for the Strategic Model Exercise The strategic model exercise aims to compare alternative policy packages on the basis of an enlarged social welfare criterium. This requires harmonized assumptions on valuation of transport quality, welfare weights, internal costs, social cost of public funds and external costs. C. Strategic Model Development Based on the experience with the TRENEN I models (developed in the JOULE program), a new version of TRENEN-URBAN and TRENEN-INTERREGIONAL will be developed. The main improvements for the urban model are disaggregation, segmentation and the dynamic specification. In the interregional context new developments will principally be related to the specific characteristics of international transport and supra-national policy-making. D. Model Implementation and Tests of Policy Packages Case studies will be performed in five cities: Brussels, Dublin, Bologna, Amsterdam and Athens, and in three regions Belgium (and Flanders), an Italian region and Ireland. Policy conclusions will be drawn from this experience, covering issues as subsidiarity and centralisation in transport policy making.

Secondary objective:

As secondary objectives can be considered the software enhancement of the TRENEN models (a Windows environment), the linkage of the urban and the interregional models and the development of a data base with common inputs for the case studies.

Demo Sites:

Brussels (BE), Dublin (IE), Bologna (IT), Amsterdam (NL), Athens (GR) and three regions of Belgium, an Italian region and Ireland.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
Interaction with three other consortia is foreseen. QUITS will deliver marginal external cost information for TRENEN, the surveys of PETS and EUROTOLL on pricing in transportation will be used as an input, and vice versa will TRENEN results be used as in input for these projects.


Participants

Organisation Type Country
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN Education BE
UNIVERSITAIRE FACULTEITEN ST. IGNATIUS ANTWERPEN Education BE
UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN, TRINITY COLLEGE Education IE
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Education GR
TRAINING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM Education IT
UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURRY Education GB
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INSTITUE Education NL

Coordinator's name: Prof. Stef PROOST
Address: KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Naamsestraat, 22
3000 Leuven
BE
Tel: +32-16-32.68.01
Fax: +32-16-326796
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Ms. Catharina SIKOW-MAGNY
Tel: +32-2-2962125
Fax: +32-2-2954349


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