Ireland's recent economic transformation has resulted in a vastly changed environment for the preparation of this National Development Plan as compared with its predecessor in 1994. However, there are deficiencies in Ireland's economic infrastructure that have the potential to impede further
The Centre for Transportation Research and Innovation for People (TRIP) is a multidisciplinary research centre, funded by the PRTLI Programme of the Higher Education Authority, based in TCD with a link to UCC.
The R&D of Finnish Maritime Administration focuses on research on waterborne transport operating environment, development of waterborne transport, development of services and service production of the administration and development of the administration as a whole. The R&D activities consist of
The research programme involves multidisciplinary traffic safety research in the areas of road, rail, and maritime traffic, with a main focus on technical countermeasures and applications. In the programme, applied and customer-oriented research is conducted to contribute to overall traffic safety.
The EPA has a statutory role to co-ordinate environmental research in Ireland. Since 1994, the EPA research programme has supported R&D activities in a range of environmental areas. This work was carried out by researchers in third level institutions, state agencies, government departments, local
As a result of increasing global integration and societal mobility, the international aeronautics industry is experiencing dynamic growth. It is one of the most sophisticated sectors with a strong influence on other industry and service sectors and air traffic is expected to double in Europe by 2020
In Ireland, the better safety record of motorways and dual carriageways, compared with the sections of two-lane National Road they will replace, has the potential to reduce road accident fatalities by over 50 persons annually with the planned completion of 900km of motorway and dual carriageway by
In 1998, the Government launched the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI). The PRTLI, which is managed by the HEA on behalf of the Minister for Education and Science and the Government, provides integrated financial support for institutional strategies, programmes and
The Department of Transport has established a fund through the National Development Plan 2000-2006 to facilitate the growth of academic research in areas of interest to the surface transport sector. A key goal of the programme is to build up the intellectual capability and knowledge base in such
The Final Report of the Dublin Transportation Initiative (DTI) was published in August 1995. It recommended an integrated transportation strategy for the Greater Dublin Area for the period up to 2011. The Government decided that this strategy should provide the planning framework for the future