Tag Archives: freight transport

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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Research on passenger and freight transport research

Shift2Rail is a European railway project that works actively to create innovations within the railway sector. IMPACT-2 is a project within Shift2Rail that follows and evaluates the innovation projects. How are the innovations coming along? Are they beneficial to society? The coordinator for...

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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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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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Automation is making rail competitive

Road transport is developing rapidly and its productivity has increased sharply. Rail transport, however, has not developed at the same rate. Automation and digitalisation are essential if rail freight in Europe is to survive. When a freight train is put together, the coupling of the wagons...

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