Category Archives: Policy and Planning

Smart mobility

Fast digital development is often considered as a tsunami, something you cannot control. But according to  Claus Hedegaard Sørensen, Senior Research Leader at VTI, we can control it. “That is the main message in our report.” Att styra det nya – Samhällets styrning av och med smart...

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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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Norway and Sweden chose different approaches to development of new renewable energies

Cheap hydropower slowed down the development of renewable energy sources in Norway in the period 1960 to 2015. Sweden, however, was, and still is, significantly more ambitious when it came to renewable energy production from for example wind power and solar energy. A recent TØI study has...

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Common Nordic initiatives can make aviation significantly more sustainable

The Nordic region can make aviation more sustainable by collaborating on a funding mechanism for renewable fuels financed by common passenger taxes. In January 2019 the Nordic prime ministers signed a declaration on a common Nordic vision for carbon neutrality and particularly committed their...

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A flexible and sustainable port network by adaptive port planning

Ports are complex systems that have always been evolving to satisfy new demands for their different layers of physical infrastructure, operation and management, and products and services. Under a volatile and rapidly changing environment, addressing uncertainties in the planning process increases...

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Electric cars crucial in achieving climate goals

It can be costly, though, because the low costs of electric cars motivate more people to choose car instead of public transport. The result is more queues and crippled public transport infrastructure. Fortunately, it is possible to achieve the climate goals without increasing queues and weakening...

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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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Sustainable business travel

Almost 40 per cent of distance travelled in Sweden is business travel (including study trips) and 66 per cent of those are by car. This is therefore an area where great environmental gains can be made if more sustainable modes of transport were used. Sonja Forward, Senior Researcher at the...

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A new project aims to improve the safety of bus companies

The safety culture of the bus industry is the focus of a new research project at VTI. The aim is to study factors that affect safe and legal behaviour in traffic, and how such behaviour can be encouraged. The long-term and comprehensive road safety objective is to eliminate death and serious...

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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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