The European Forum on Intermodal Passenger Travel
A better integration of transport modes contributes to a more efficient transport system. The current status in Europe is heterogeneous - to travel across Europe on a single ticket and with door-to-door information is a splendid vision. To align co-operation with competition is a big challenge.
The LINK Forum aimed at bringing together the relevant stakeholders to overcome market and policy fragmentation. The project's objectives were to foster the integration of passenger intermodality policies and to facilitate co-operation for intermodal solutions.
Exchange, knowledge transfer and promotion were the three principal aims:
The work of the LINK Forum was focusing on international long-distance travel and cross-border services. The particular relevance of transport services on the urban and regional level for any intermodal trip has been taken into account by including a working group on this topic.
Awareness raising and policy recommendations
Rupprecht Consult co-ordinated the networking activities of the LINK Forum (Work Packages A.2 and A.3). This included among other tasks the coordination of the 5 working groups and the development of the LINK policy recommendations.