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- About TRIP
The European Transport Policy, see COM(2006)314final, proposes the concept of co-modality as an essential instrument to achieve a high level of mobility and environmental protection. Co-modality is defined as the efficient use of different transport modes on their own as well as their combination.
The existing transport system still remains far away from that concept. The interface between long and short-distance transport in a door-to-door trip is frequently the weak link in the transport chain for both passenger and freight transport. The current situation favours the choice of uni-modal solutions by users, and handicaps the development of more competitive and more sustainable transport chains. In addition, this situation reduces the number of alternatives available to users, such as innovative services and intermodal transport. The users have to cope with complex, expensive and inefficient operations in these interfaces.
Based on existing research and practice the CLOSER project will develop innovative tools for the analysis of interfaces and check these tools in a number of case studies. As a result specific recommendations to stakeholders will be provided in order to get:
Improve existing knowledge in the field of operation of intermodal long-to-short-distance interfaces, by:
The European Commission
Final report (1933 Kb)
Analysis of the D-M framework (1852 Kb)
Case studies: results and synthesis (6680 Kb)
dissemination-plan (630 Kb)
Monitoring of conference papers (97 Kb)
Policy Advisory Group recommendations (2013 Kb)
Centrum dopravníhovýzkumu v.v.i – CDV
ValtionTeknillinen Tutkimuskeskus – VTT
INRETS - Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et leur Sécurite
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Institut für Verkehrs- und Infrastruktursysteme - FhG– IVI
Centre forResearch and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport - CERTH/HIT
Vilniaus Gediminotechnikos universitetas Transporto mokslo institutas - VGTU-TMI- Lithuania
Transportøkonomisk institutt – TOI
Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (Coordinator) - CEDEX
Fraunhofer Institut für Verkehrs- und Infrastruktursysteme IVI
Tel: +49 351 4640-695
TRIP is funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).