Category Archives: Passenger Transport

Regulatory frameworks and MaaS developments in Finland and Norway

VTT and TØI have investigated the role the regulatory frameworks have played in the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) developments in Finland and Norway in the REGSMART project. Emerging technologies and services, often bundled within “smart mobility”, represent a new transformation of the...

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Fewer cars with CYNKA

The combination of bicycle and public transport has the potential to reduce car use in regional commuting. To accelerate this development, CYNKA has started a research and innovation project led by VTI. The study has attracted interest from various actors, which is also evident in the large...

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Exploratory dynamic modelling of modal choices towards carbon free urban transport in Helsinki, Finland

VTT has investigated the potential of relatively small, exploratory, dynamic models to produce insight for policy-making to facilitate at modal shifts towards carbon free urban transport. Further, the key elements that build such a model have been identified. To offer citizens alternative modal...

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“Public transport has taken a hit”

Travel by public transport has decreased significantly during the pandemic due to increased remote working, cancelled activities and fewer social gatherings. But it is also a natural consequence of the recommendations to avoid public transport and not to travel during rush hour. “Public...

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Low-income travellers in public transport pay more

A monthly travelcard is the most priceworthy choice. Nevertheless, travellers with low income tend to buy single tickets, instead of a monthly travelcard, according to a recent study about travellers in public transport in Sweden. A recent study of travelers in public transport in Sweden show...

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TRA VISIONS 2020

TRA VISIONS is a contest for young  and senior researchers in the field of transport in Europe. It is organised every other year on behalf of the European Commission in connection with the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference. VTI was a partner of the consortium that organised TRA VISIONS...

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Future concepts for sustainable urban mobility are demonstrated in new EU project

At the start of 2020, SHOW was launched, an EU project aimed at demonstrating and evaluating advanced concepts for sustainable urban mobility in real environments. The SHOW project has a budget of 36 million euro, almost 30 million euro of which is funding from the EU, and brings together 69...

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How can the bus trip be improved for people with ADHD?

People with autism, ADHD and other neuropsychiatric disorders may experience difficulties in using public transport, which limits their opportunities for an active life in terms of school, work and hobbies. In a new research project, Jessica Berg and Jonas Ihlström will investigate how people...

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How to demonstrate added value of innovation platforms in the context of public transport and ITS?

A recent study, done as part of VTT’s Living Lab Bus -project, discusses the use of open innovation platforms to create more value in collaboration with multiple stakeholders using shared assets. The main purpose was to describe how different functions of innovation platform create added value in...

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Electric cars for all occasions

The electric car has replaced diesel and petrol cars both on short trips during the week and on longer recreational trips for owners of long-range electric cars with good luggage space. In a new TØI report researchers have been examining the driving patterns of electric car drivers in Innlandet...

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