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TRIP - Thematic publications

Thematic publications
Projects in the database are grouped into 24 transport themes. For each transport theme, Thematic Research Summaries provide a structured guide to the results of research projects carried out mainly at EU level, either as part of a framework programme or as a study commissioned by the European Commission. These summaries are intended for policy makers at European, national and local levels, stakeholders and researchers. The research summaries are comprised of: associated policy issues; a synthesis of findings from completed projects a list of references to policy documents; and a list of projects contributing to each theme.

Transport Management
This Thematic Research Summary aims to provide the reader with an overview of European research projects and studies in the field of Transport Management, and summarizes the main relevant policy developments at EU level.
952 Kb 67 Pages | 23-11-2012

Regulation, competition and Public Services


This Thematic Research Summary on Regulation, Competition and Public Services aims to provide the reader with an overview of European research projects and studies, and summarizes the main relevant policy developments at EU level.
705 Kb 67 Pages | 20-11-2012

Integration and Policy Development


Projects covered in this Thematic Research Summary cover strategic research into integration of different policy instruments to achieve improved performance of the transport system.
255 Kb 37 Pages | 27-06-2011

Air Transport - Thematic Research Summary


This Thematic Research Summary on Air Transport aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of results of completed European research projects and summarises the main relevant policy developments at EU level.
1060 Kb 71 Pages | 15-10-2010

Environmental Aspects - Thematic Research Summary


This Thematic Research Summary on Environmental Aspects aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of results of completed European and national research projects related to that theme.
278 Kb 56 Pages | 13-10-2010

Transport Management
This theme covers the management of traffic and transport services for all modes, including changing the way in which existing transport systems are used (particularly with respect to infrastructure) and the strategic and tactical control of traffic.
373 Kb 73 Pages | 22-09-2010

Safety and Security - Thematic Research Summary


This paper is a major update of the Thematic Research Summary (TRS) on Safety and Security. It aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of research results and policy implications from completed projects related to this theme.
332 Kb 80 Pages | 10-09-2010

Efficiency in Sustainable Mobility - Thematic Research Summary


This paper deals with the minimisation of the resource costs of a given transport system and the maximisation of its performance. Costs considered include those borne by the transport users and those by the transport operators. The relief of congestion and reliability is a significant element in the consideration of efficiency.
408 Kb 101 Pages | 08-09-2010

Equity and Accessibility - Thematic Research Summary


Equity is concerned with ensuring that transport impacts are reasonably equally distributed, or are focused particularly on those with

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special needs, while accessibility can be defined as ease of reaching. This paper includes a brief overview of the scope of the theme and summarises the main policy developments at EU level relevant to the theme. It also contains a synthesis of policy implications.
1152 Kb 45 Pages | 08-09-2010

Intelligent Transport Systems - Thematic Research Summary


Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) include several combinations of communication, computer and control technology developed and applied in the domain of transport to improve system performance, transport safety, efficiency, productivity and level of service, as well as environmental impacts, energy consumption and mobility.
364 Kb 96 Pages | 09-08-2010

Waterborne transport - Thematic Research Summary


There is a growing imbalance between modes of transport in the European Union the growing success of road and air transport is resulting in worsening congestion, which could be helped by a greater focus on waterborne transport. This paper provides a structured guide to the results of Research and Technical Development projects relating to Waterborne Transport, carried out in transport research programmes throughout the European Research Area.
1338 Kb 74 Pages | 08-07-2010

Freight Transport - Thematic Research Summary


Freight Transport addresses the movement of all kinds of goods from raw materials to finished goods and waste products. It makes use of local, regional, national and international transport systems and is increasingly adopting intermodal and multimodal solutions. It is also concerned with the organisation and management of the supply chain and logistics activities.
447 Kb 95 Pages | 08-07-2010

Rail Transport - Thematic Research Summary


This Thematic Research Summary on rail transport aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of results of completed European research projects related to that theme. This is done spearately for three sub-themes identified as important in the rail-related research reported in this summary.
268 Kb 50 Pages | 08-07-2010

Economic Aspects of Sustainable Mobility


"Economic aspects of sustainable mobility" covers the ways in which economic efficiency and beneficial development can be pursued, measured and assessed. The report begins with a brief analysis of the scope of the theme, and a policy review. The second part is a synthesis of research results and policy implications, concluding with the implications for further research.
288 Kb 63 Pages | 28-06-2010

Road Transport Thematic Research Summary


Road transport dominates the European transport scene. Policy developments at EU level have traditionally been related to the competitiveness and efficiency of road transport; connectivity, accessibility and quality of road transport; road safety and environmental effects of road transport. The second part of the publication includes a synthesis of the main findings and policy implications from research projects.
374 Kb 81 Pages | 16-06-2010

Infrastructure Provision (including TEN-T) Thematic Research Summary


This document aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of available results from completed EU-funded research projects related to Infrastructure Provision. Research reported deals with the construction and maintenance of road and rail infrastructure, the development of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T), the Galileo satellite infrastructure.
2049 Kb 64 Pages | 01-06-2010

Regulation / Deregulation Thematic Research Summary


Regulation, in the context of this theme, is defined as the use of physical regulation or the law to correct what is perceived to be failure, particularly market failure, in the transport sector. Regulation may also be used to achieve specific transport objectives, such as safety. Deregulation is the removal of regulations, often in order to adjust competition policy.
286 Kb 44 Pages | 19-05-2010

Financing, pricing and taxation - Thematic Research Summary


This synthesis helps the reader keep abreast of the latest research in the EU on financing, and on pricing and taxation. Getting the prices paid right is a means to ensure an efficient and sustainable use of the existing infrastructure.
377 Kb 62 Pages | 21-04-2010

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Land Use Planning - Thematic Research Summary
The land use planning tool focuses on the land use patterns which generate the demand for transport. The overall emphasis is usually on shaping the pattern of development and influencing the location, scale, density, design and mix of land uses in order to reduce the need to travel and reduce the length of journeys.
3970 Kb 36 Pages | 28-01-2010

Decision Support Tools - Thematic Research Summary


This document aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of available results from completed European EU-funded research projects related to Decision Support Tools for transport planning. Decision support tools are concerned with methodologies and information tools for transport policy making.
769 Kb 74 Pages | 28-01-2010

Passenger Transport - Transport Research Summary


The Passenger transport theme refers to all forms of the public and private transport of people, by air, land or water, whether scheduled or unscheduled, urban, rural, coastal, local, long distance or cross-border and involving one or more modes.
922 Kb 78 Pages | 28-01-2010

Regional and Rural Transport - Thematic Research Summary


Rural transport deals with transport in low-density and remote areas, with projects focusing on accessibility and management of local roads. Regional transport is more concerned with national and EU connectivity and cohesion. Several projects in this theme concentrate on medium-distance transport corridors in Europe.
2153 Kb 36 Pages | 20-01-2010

User Aspects - Thematic Research Summary


This theme covers User Aspects and the ways through which users interact with transport systems, infrastructure and services, for all modes. The theme's scope is technical and behaviourist, using these levers to enhance mobility and journey quality in the EU.
514 Kb 59 Pages | 21-12-2009

Urban Transport - Thematic Research Summary


Urban Transport is concerned with passenger and freight transport internal to built-up areas, and those trips having at least one end in an urban area. Typically wholly urban trips are no longer than 15 km. The main elements of urban transport are motorised private traffic, public transport, non-motorised transport, service vehicle traffic, last-mile freight traffic.
725 Kb 121 Pages | 06-10-2009

Information and Awareness - Thematic Research Summary


Possible measures involve making improvements to the information available to transport users and operators, to make them more aware of the implications of their use and the operation of the transport system. Some measures are traditional fixed information systems; others draw on real time applications of information technology.
331 Kb 50 Pages | 30-09-2009

Transport Management - Thematic Research Summary


This paper covers the management of traffic and transport services for all modes, including changing the way in which existing transport systems are used and the strategic and tactical control of traffic. It is based on results of projects covering mobility & traffic management in urban areas, freight & logistics management, and traffic & network management for road, rail, waterways and airspace.
6362 Kb 70 Pages | 15-09-2009

Intelligent Transport Systems - Thematic Research Summary


The ITS theme deals with several combinations of communication, computer and control technology developed and applied in the domain of transport to improve system performance, transport safety, efficiency, productivity, and level of service, environmental impacts, energy consumption, and mobility.
2752 Kb 81 Pages | 29-07-2009

Rail Transport - Thematic Research Summary


Railways deliver economic, social and, particularly, environmental benefits and are an important mode of transport. This document aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of available results from completed European research projects related to rail transport.
3383 Kb 45 Pages | 17-06-2009

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Freight Transport - Thematic Research Summary
This document aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of available results from completed European research projects related to freight transport. The first part includes a brief overview of the scope of the theme and summarises relevant policy developments at EU. The second part contains a synthesis of the main findings and policy implications and identifies the need for further research.
6662 Kb 92 Pages | 27-05-2009

Efficiency in Sustainable Mobility - Thematic Research Summary


This paper deals with the minimisation of the resource costs of a given transport system and the maximisation of its performance. Costs considered include those borne by the transport users and those by the transport operators. The relief of congestion and reliability is a significant element in the consideration of efficiency.
4901 Kb 94 Pages | 24-02-2009

Road Transport - Thematic Research Summary


Road transport dominates the European transport scene, serving all Europeans every day. While transport costs to industry have generally been reduced, the growth of this sector has produced a number of negative effects, namely regarding safety, the environment, inefficiency, and increasing social disparity.
4130 Kb 84 Pages | 28-01-2009

Safety and Security in Mobility - Thematic Research Summary


Safety implies freedom from danger; security is the undertaking to protect human beings, transport means and transport infrastructure against unauthorised and unexpected actions. In reality, a complete absence of risk is impossible this paper aims at providing a synthesis of research results and policy implications from completed projects relevant to the theme.
3817 Kb 66 Pages | 18-12-2008

Environmental Aspects of Sustainable Mobility - Thematic Research Summary


The impact of transport on the environment has become fundamental to the development of European transport policy. This thematic research summary provides the reader with a synthesis of the results of completed European projects relevant to the theme, such as assessments of social impacts, an analysis of mitigation measures, and the development of environmentally-friendly technologies.
2153 Kb 48 Pages | 17-10-2008

Economic Aspects of Sustainable Mobility - Thematic Research Summary


This thematic research summary deals with the economic aspects of sustainable mobility, a theme that investigates the ways in which economic efficiency and beneficial development impacts can be pursued. This paper provides the reader with a synthesis of the results of completed EU-funded projects relevant to this theme.
2426 Kb 55 Pages | 03-10-2008

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