Project Details


Building a lasting expert network that delivers evidence-based recommendations for Vital Urban Nodes (Metropolitan regions) along TEN-T Core Network Corridors


Project details

Duration 11/2017 – 10/2019


Coordinator Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment – Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu

Project goal

VitalNodes aims to enable efficient, sustainable freight delivery across the TEN-T urban nodes (metropolitan regions), by bringing together existing European, national and regional networks.

As a result of increasing freight traffic, these urban nodes need to cope with challenges such as congestion, poor air quality, noise, and road safety risks. The objective of the initiative is to improve European interconnection, while developing sustainable mobility within cities.


VitalNodes will deliver evidence-based recommendations for effective and sustainable integration of These metropolitan regions into the TEN-T network corridors, addressing specifically the multi- and intermodal connection between long-distance and last-mile freight logistics. It will also support the deployment of innovations in the metropolitan nodes, while establishing a long-lasting European expert network.

Role of Rupprecht Consult

As work package leader, we are responsible for the customization of take-up and node-integration strategies, and the wide-scale deployment of innovative solutions covering all 88 urban nodes (metropolitan regions) of the TEN-T.

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