Coordination in the EU network (WP7)
The Alps are a main transit area in the European transport network. Not at least important European transport axes - e. g. the Scandinavian-Adriatic - or the Baltic Adriatic corridor - cross the Alpine Space. Given that transalpine flows of traffic connect and affect a large number of countries and regions in and beyond the Alpine Space, capacity bottlenecks become joint problems. Therefore, especially with traffic flows becoming increasingly complex, collaboration forms the basis for the development of sustainable transport solutions. Therefore TRANSITECTS is building up transnational cooperation structures within the Alpine region and in a pan-European context.
Developing common concepts for transit routes and hubs: Aiming at a more efficient, greener and multimodal handling of increasing transport volumes, several project partners are commonly developing improvement concepts for important alpine transit routes and traffic hubs. Pilot projects are e. g. dealing with development strategies for the Brenner axis as well as with the enhancement of cargo transport centres in Villach-Fürnitz, Verona or Rovigo.
Building a transnational partner network: Due to the important role of the Alpine Space in the European transport network reliable logistic solutions for transalpine freight traffic have to be embedded in a complex, multidisciplinary European context. Against this background TRANSITECTS involves partners in but as well beyond the Alpine space into a transnational approach (INTERREG IV B) on sustainable transport and spatial development.
Developing a cross-project cooperation platform: Additionally, the project develops a cooperation platform, bringing together different transport related European projects. In particular close links with SoNorA, SCANDRIA, BATCo - dealing with south-north transport corridors - as well as with AlpCheck2 and iMONITRAF! - aiming at the reduction and reorganisation of alpine road transports - are established. In an intensive exchange process, including e. g. common workshops, actors from administration, politics and economy, discuss and develop ideas to make the European transport network greener and more efficient.