The role of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (IRCA) is to oversee the country’s transport system on land and sea, in the best way possible with a view to society’s needs, the safety of users of the system and environmental considerations. Research under the auspices of IRCA is divided
The Public Road Administration (PRA) in Iceland gives priority to one research and development topic every 5 years. Between 2001-2005 the priority is given to projects involving accidents and traffic safety. In order to co-ordinate and share utilisation of researches in this field more effectively
The Ministry for Urban Development and Roads is responsible for the following transport related authorities in Malta:- Coordination of Urban Development Projects- Malta Transport Authority (MTA). The MTA was set up in 2001 in order to improve co-ordination between the transport sectors.
PREDIT is a French programme encouraging research, experimentation and innovation in land transport. It was launched and implemented by the ministries in charge of research, transport, environment and industry, ADEME (Environment and Energy Agency) and ANVAR (Research valorisation agency - now known
CDE was a research programme funded by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie – MEDDE) with the contribution of French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME). It was launched in 1999 to
The Research and Innovation Directorate (DRI) of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transports and Housing is responsible for the ISIDORE Database. The aim of the DRI is to provide the insight necessary for the long term orientation of research and innovation on scientific and
The Ministry for Competitiveness and Communications is responsible for the following transport related authorities in Malta:- Civil Aviation- Malta Maritime Authority. The Ministry’s responsibilities were assigned to "Ministry for Infrastructure Transport and Communications"(MITC).
Statistically, the number of passengers and daily time spent travelling has remained stable for the last fifteen years. On the other hand, the distance travelled and the average speed have considerably increased. Local governments and transport authorities are confronted with two major issues