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Societal/Economic issues

Research ranges from the role of transport users and their influence on achieving long-term objectives of transport policy to the protection of user rights and interests. It includes improving information provision to transport users and increasing user awareness of the implications of their transport choices and also reviews the needs of groups such as those on low incomes, the elderly, the disabled, and those living in deprived areas. Social inclusion primarily concerns accessibility for those without a car and people with impaired mobility. Research aims at increasing access to employment, leisure and other activities for people from different locations, and with differing access to transport. The theme embraces user perspectives on the quality of transport services, such as reliability, flexibility, comfort, affordability and convenience. This theme also covers research on macro-economic and regional economic impacts of transport policies and transport technologies. Economic and regional impacts occur mainly through the mechanisms of cost savings and improved accessibility, as a result of various EU policy measures, such as TEN-T or cohesion policy. Research focuses on methodologies and tools to estimate the impacts of policies and technologies on economic or regional patterns.


EU Transport Research & Innovation Status Assessment Report 2017: an overview based on the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) database

This is the initial Transport Research and Innovation Status Assessment Report following the launch of the European Commission’s Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) developed by the Joint Research Centre, in the framework of a project funded by the Directorate-General Mobility and Transport.


Quantifying the factors influencing people’s car type choices in Europe: Results of a stated preference survey

1,200 car drivers in six European countries were asked about their vehicle choices. This study aimed at tracking the evolution of the attitude of car drivers towards electro-mobility. One key result: The purchase price continues to represent the major hurdle to widespread adoption of zero tailpipe emission cars. Read more in this recently published Science for Policy Report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre


SUMO User Conference 2018

The conference aims on presenting new and unique results in the field of mobility simulation and modelling using openly available tools and data. We expect a large variety of research topics and usage approaches including (but are not limited to):


"2018: Year of Multimodality" launch event

ERTICO - ITS Europe, MaaS Allience and IRU

Cocktail reception "2018: Year of Multimodality"

The launch event is hosted by MEP Wim van de Camp and will focus on achieving sustainable and efficient multimodal transport for people and goods



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