Category Archives: Policy and Planning

Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact

How can environmentally differentiated charges and other policy instruments reduce the freight transports’ environmental impact? VTI has participated in a research project on this subject. The project was led by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and carried out in collaboration with...

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in rural context

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has studied Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept in rural areas.  The results indicate that the collaboration of relevant stakeholders is the key enabler of rural MaaS. Combining different transport services and creating travel chains are identified as...

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VTI is a new partner in f3

Since the end of January, VTI is a partner in f3, the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels. f3 is a national knowledge centre for collaboration between industry actors, universities, institutes, and government agencies committed to contributing to a sustainable transport...

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The goal is to increase diversity and gender equality within transportation in Europe

VTI is participating in the research project TInnGO – Transport Innovation Gender Observatory. It is the first major EU project of its kind relating to the transport sector, gender equality and diversity. The VTI project manager Lena Levin appreciates the emphasis on the social...

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Modal shift – a way to achieve the environmental objectives

Shifting freight transports from road to rail and water can contribute to achieving the Swedish environmental and climate objectives by 2030. How this could be done is something that researchers from VTI and Gothenburg University are investigating within the three-year project Mosel, which stands...

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Effects of Low Emission Zones in European cities

Most Low Emission Zones have been implemented because the cities did not comply with the EU Limit Values for local air quality. In a new report, researchers at TOI investigate regulations for and enforcement of European Low Emission Zones (LEZs) and evaluate the effect of LEZs on local air...

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VTI in research programme Triple F (Fossil Free Freight)

VTI is part of the consortium that has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to conduct a research programme with focus on fossil free freight transports. The programme, called Triple F, will run for 12 years. Part of the programme is targeted at policy instruments. The...

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Safety culture as a regulatory tool in transport

Researchers at TØI have examined how the concept of safety culture is practiced in different transport sectors in Sweden. The Swedish Transport Agency has defined safety culture as part of the regulatory strategy. This involves focusing on safety culture in audits (through a 28-point checklist)...

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How will social trends impact transport?

Societal trends and technology will have an impact on future transport system.
A new report focuses on identifying trends that can cause radical change in the relationship between the transport system and society. This report has been written as part of the preliminary work for the Norwegian National Transport Plan 2022 – 2033. Digitalisation and increased awareness...

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Densification in nodes reduce car traffic

Workplaces and dwellings located in nodes generates less car traffic per inhabitant and per employee than dwellings and workplaces located outside the nodes, but more traffic than those located in city centres. A Norwegian research project has studied the effects on traffic and emissions of...

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