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INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN SHORT AND LONG-DISTANCE TRANSPORT NETWORKS

Objective

INTERCONNECT is concerned with the role of local and regional connections in the context of growing importance of interregional passenger journeys in the European Union. Poor interconnectivity among different transport networks and among different scales of modal networks might compromise the objectives of integration of the TEN-T network investments and policy measures. The proposal addresses the potential for greater efficiency and reduced environmental impact of passenger transport by judicious encouragement of integration, co-operation and, where appropriate, competition in the provision of local connections, paying attention to land, air and maritime modes. Building on the attributes of a well-connected transport system identified in past research and policy documents, as well as on the review of available evidence on the extent and nature of problems affecting local connectivity for longer distance journeys, INTERCONNECT will develop an analytical approach to provide effective recommendations to national and European policy makers. The applicability of mechanisms for improving interconnectivity between the different network scales and between road, rail, maritime and air passenger modes of transport will be explored through a combination of literature reviews, interviews with key stakeholders and - above all - detailed investigation of selected case studies. The range and applicability of specified solutions, which will be tested in the project case studies, will take into account legal and institutional issues and will make use of policy measures like integrated pricing, and ticketing, improved links and interchanges, infrastructure pricing, strategic planning, information and marketing. While promoting take-up of organisational, administrative and technical best practice and coordination among policy makers, INTERCONNECT will also make a contribution to the wider use of analytical tools that are appropriate to this field at both European and local level.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
Address
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 253 560
Administrative Contact
Christiane Bielefeldt (Prof.)

Participants (6)

MCRIT, S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 120
Address
Salvador Espriu 83
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreu Ulied (Dr.)
MKmetric Gesellschaft für Systemplanung mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 032
Address
Rueppurrer Strasse 4
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benedikt Mandel (Dr.)
TETRAPLAN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 218 340
Address
Kronprinsessegade 46E
1306 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anette Enemark (Ms.)
TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 251 975
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
20141 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Maffii (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 140
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathy Brownridge (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 98 760
Address
Ul. Bazynskiego 8
80309 Gdansk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monika Bak (Dr.)