Policy Background

The information contained in this chapter is based on the EUTRAIN Country Reports (Project European Transport Research Area International Cooperation Activities (EUTRAIN, 2012) funded by the European Commission within FP7).

Institutional framework of transport research

Russia's transport system is complex in structure with several sub-systems (rail, road, sea, river, air and pipeline) each consists of infrastructure, vehicles and management. The transport system includes hubs and corridors, as well as industrial and public transport. Infrastructure is usually designed in accordance with the related branch of industry.

The current programme for development of the transport system sets goals up to 2030 as follows:

  • Formation of a single transport area in Russia on the basis for balanced and advanced development of an efficient transport infrastructure;
  • Accessibility and quality of freight transport and logistics services in line with the needs of the country's economy;
  • Accessibility and quality of passenger transport services;
  • Integration into the global transport networks to achieve the transit potential of the country;
  • Increasing the safety level of the transport system;
  • Reducing the negative impact of the transport system on the environment.

The goals and tasks for each transport mode are achieved in governmental programmes, and on the basis of public-private partnership. Thus, business enterprises are investing 0.4% of their revenue in R&D.

Organisations responsible for the institutional framework and funding:

Funding Sources and Support Initiatives

There are currently no known ongoing programmes.