Transport Research Arena 2014

Time and place

Date:  14 April 2014 - 17 April 2014
Place:  Paris La Défense - France

TRA is the major conference on transport in Europe, supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors, and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and the WATERBORNE TP.

The conference topics address the main challenges in transport and mobility of people and goods, with respect to energy, environment, safety and security and economy issues. TRA aims to explore the most advanced research works and innovations, the latest technological and industrial developments and implementations, and innovative policies, in Europe and worldwide. As a wide and open forum open to all interested parties, it is a unique occasion to promote and improve European competitiveness and efficiency in transportation.

TRA 2014 will be organised in Paris, France, hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and IFSTTAR.

It will be the first major event where the European Commission’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme will be discussed in depth, as the programme is due to be launched at the beginning of 2014.

Compass4D will be present and participate in the following session: How to deal with the variety of stakeholders and scales for freight transport? The interest of a systems approach (Challenges of tomorrow)

Title of the presentation: “Urban mobility and urban logistics: Obstacles and synergies for bridging the gap between passenger and freight transport in the urban setting”, Evangelos Mitsakis (CERTH)

Abstract: Until today, research activities have focused independently either on passengers and travellers mobility in cities on the one hand or on urban logistics and freight transport on the other. However, it is a well-known fact that there are effects of passenger transport/mobility on urban logistics operations and vice versa. A well-known example is the congestion due to peak-hour passenger transport affecting the distribution of goods in cities. This presentation aims to focus on highlighting the potentials for synergies and on identifying obstacles that hinder it, by analysing the interdependencies and effects of private mobility together with urban logistics and freight transport in urban environments.

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