5th and final SINTRAS workshop held in Helsinki
Ten stakeholders discussed key barriers towards a single and innovative European Transport System - and ideas to overcome these at the fifth and final "consultation day" within the SINTRAS project.
Rupprecht Consult is a core partner in the SINTRAS consortium, which is developing evidence-based and stakeholder-driven recommendations towards a single and innovative European Transport System. More specifically, it is leading “task 2” within this project, which revolves around a series of five “consultation days” in five different European cities (Warszawa, Berlin, London, Madrid, Helsinki) to elicit the views of practitioners, regulators, NGOs, industry representatives etc. about the reasons why Europe has not yet fully achieved a single and innovative transport system.
The SINTRAS study is addressing the following five “focus areas:
- Connected driving & automation of transport, & use of automated optimisation of traffic flows;
- Transformation of infrastructure to address connectivity, resilience, new fuels and energy efficiency;
- Smart mobility services (incl. provision and use of data, and urban mobility), freight and logistics;
- Standardisation and interoperability;
- Alternative fuels other than electrification.
The consultation day in Warszaw was designed to look in particular into focus areas no. 1, 2 and 5. Stakeholders were invited specifically for their experience and expertise in these areas and discussed barriers, which the preceding desk research has revealed. They were, of course, also invited to articulate additional barriers and – most importantly – to brainstorm about effective ways to tackle them. 10 stakeholders in total, mostly from Scandinavian and Baltic countries, followed our invitation to Helsinki.
The results of this project will directly feed into the European Commission’s STRIA initiative, the “Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda”, which is envisaged as a new generation of transport policy within the Commission’s “Energy Union's Integrated Research, Innovation & Competitiveness Strategy”.
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