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Category Archives: Policy and Planning
EU research on better public transport
A new research project will study how public transport can become more resilient, inclusive, and integrated. Four countries will do case studies with different focus. In Sweden the researchers will study how micromobility solutions can be used with public transport in an inclusive way. Across...
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged e-scooters, electric scooters, micromobility, public transport Comments Off on EU research on better public transport
Norwegian railways are worn out and have burst capacity
Norwegian railway infrastructure is in an insufficient condition, capacity in Eastern Norway is limited and delays are due to infrastructural conditions. The railway sector also lacks an actor who takes care of the overall responsibility for the railway, in conjunction with other modes of...
Posted in Policy and Planning, Railways Tagged organization, railway, railway infrastructure Comments Off on Norwegian railways are worn out and have burst capacity
Constant conflicts about the role of public transport
Today, public transport is characterised by a concentration of infrastructure and resources to fewer but more attractive “transit corridors”, as well as the ongoing effort to strengthen the attractiveness of public transport as a sustainable alternative to the car. However, this has not always...
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged case study, planning, public transport, transit corridors Comments Off on Constant conflicts about the role of public transport
Knowledge about land development and public transport for large Norwegian cities also works for small
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged city, land use, public transport, town planning, walking Comments Off on Knowledge about land development and public transport for large Norwegian cities also works for small
Regulatory frameworks and MaaS developments in Finland and Norway
Posted in Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning Tagged MaaS, mobility as a service Comments Off on Regulatory frameworks and MaaS developments in Finland and Norway
Posted in Policy and Planning, Vehicles Tagged e-scooters, self-driving buses, self-driving vehicles, smart mobility Comments Off on Smart mobility
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...
Posted in Cycling, Economics, Energy and Fuel, Environment and Climate, Flight, Freight Transport, Human Behaviour and Attitudes, Infrastructure, Intelligent Transport Systems, Maintenance, Passenger Transport, Policy and Planning, Safety, Simulation, Traffic and Traffic Control, Vehicles Tagged EU, European Commission, rail transport, TRA, TRA VISIONS, transport mode, Transport Research Arena Comments Off on TRA VISIONS 2020
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...
Posted in Energy and Fuel, Policy and Planning Tagged energy policy, energy systems, hydropower, renewable energy, solar energy, wind power Comments Off on Norway and Sweden chose different approaches to development of new renewable energies
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...
Posted in Energy and Fuel, Flight, Policy and Planning Tagged air traffic, aviation, fuel, policy, sustainability, sustainable fuel Comments Off on Common Nordic initiatives can make aviation significantly more sustainable
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...
Posted in Infrastructure, Policy and Planning Tagged adaptive port planning, port, sustainability Comments Off on A flexible and sustainable port network by adaptive port planning