Category Archives: Economics

Additional policy instruments are needed to achieve Swedish environmental quality objectives for maritime transport

Achieving the national and international environmental objectives for maritime airborne emissions requires a combination of new and more powerful policy instruments. The policies already in place are not enough. This is one of the conclusions of a research project, led by VTI, which has now been...

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Cherish the support for congestion charge

The introduction of a congestion charge in Stockholm had the intended effect of reducing congestion – even long term.  And after the introduction of the charges the public support steadily increased. This success story has attracted extensive interest from cities all over the globe.  However,...

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VTI launches new maritime research

VTI’s ambition is to create cohesive maritime research in areas such as transport economics, logistics, environment, behavioural science, and navigation. One current assignment concerns the validation of research in a major international EU-project, Sea Traffic Management. VTI’s maritime...

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Samkost 3: Swedish report regarding government commission on the costs of traffic to society has been submitted

Since 2013, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has had several government commissions to produce documentation on the costs to society caused by traffic. On 1 November 2018, the agency reported its latest commission, SAMKOST 3. The commission comprised all types of...

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A CO2-fund for the Norwegian Transport Industry?

Heavy transport makes up a large part of the land-based GHG-emissions from the transport sector in Norway. Every year, 70 000 trucks emit around 2,5 million tons of CO2, and pay in over 1,2 billion NOK in CO2-duties on fuel. A means to accelerate the phasing in of trucks with renewable...

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The Handbook of Road Safety Measures – Now in Portuguese

Michael W.J. Sørensen with the newly presented handbook translated to Portuguese
The newest edition of the “Handbook of Road Safety Measures” has been published in Portuguese and was released during the “Second Global High Level Conference on Road Safety” in Brazil on November 17, 2015. The Institute of Transport Economics in Norway has written the Handbook of...

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