Category Archives: Policy and Planning

Knowledge about land development and public transport for large Norwegian cities also works for small

Central location of new homes and workplaces in combination with straighter and faster public transport lines with a higher frequency, although it provides somewhat longer walking distances to stops than today. Train station. Photo: Shutterstock That is the recommendation for small and...

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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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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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