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Connecting LOng and Short-distance networks for Efficient tRansport

Objective

The European Transport Policy (ETP) proposes the concept of co-modality as an essential instrument to achieve, at the same time, a high level of mobility and of environmental protection. But the existing transport system still remains far away from that concept. The interface between long and short-distance transport networks remains as the weak link in the transport chain for both, passengers and freight. This situation favours the choice of uni-modal solutions, and jeopardizes the development of more competitive and sustainable transport chains. The improvement of long/short distance interfaces is a key element to achieve the objectives of the ETP. Approaches to this issue have typically been developed at the project level, on a case-by-case basis. At best, decision-makers benefit from experiences in other regions, but conflicts are rarely considered and solved in advanced, and they are rather addressed as they emerge, so that optimal solutions are rarely adopted. The purpose is to develop innovative tools for the analysis of interfaces, check these tools in a number of case studies, and make recommendations to stakeholders in order to get: -A more systematic approach to the whole project cycle of interfaces. -Concrete guidelines for decision makers in order to cope with the challenges of a particular project, and to get the most from the opportunities that each project offer. -A friendlier regulatory environment; fostering cooperation and supporting better integrated interfaces. -Improved mechanisms for financing those concepts with a higher degree of integration (including EU’s funding schemes). -In-depth involvement of stakeholders, and particularly of transport operators. Research has focused thus far on quite specific aspects of the interface problem. This is one of the reasons why public agencies lack more standardised approaches to new projects, and fail in establishing effective cooperative frameworks.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/sustainable 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

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 143 866,50
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (8)

TRANSPORTOKONOMISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 479 181
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Linda Jacobsen (Ms.)
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 904,40
Address
C/ Alfonso Xii 3-5
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariano Navas Gutiérrez (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 250 277
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tuuli Järvi (Ms.)
CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU v.v.i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 88 127,20
Address
Lisenska 33A
636 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zuzana švédová (Mrs.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 267 615,50
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Giannopoulos (Prof.)
VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 48 056
Address
Sauletekio Al 11
10223 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrius Jaržemskis (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 120 359,40
Address
Boulevard Isaac Newton 14 Cite Descartes 14-20
77447 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Tinet (Mr.)
EUROGRANT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 34 500
Address
Strehlener Strasse 14
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Bösenberg (Mr.)