D5.2: Good practice in the context of delivering the White Paper.

13.10.2014 |

TRANSFORuM's latest deliverable (D5.2) has just been approved by the European Commission.

From the document summary:

In the White Paper - Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitiveand resource efficient transport system – (European Commission, 2011) ten goals are described whichaim to reduce GHG emission from the transport sector by 60%. Four of those goals are beingaddressed in the TRANSFORuM project; Goal number 1 – urban transport, goal number 3 – longdistance freight, goal number 4 – high speed rail transport and goal number 8 – a multimodaltransport information, management and payment systems.

The overall aim of the TRANSFORuM project is to facilitate the implementation of these goals. Thus, one important task for the TRANSFORuM project is to understand what measures, policies, initiatives and activities are currently underway that could contribute to meeting the goals.

The TRANSFORuM project has therefore undertaken a series of tasks to contribute to answering the question “What effective solutions do we already know?” This is of key importance, not just in its own right, but in terms of the development of relevant recommendations and roadmaps that can facilitate successful implementation.

The aim of this part of the project, and this report, was to investigate what ‘good practice’ looks like in the context of delivering the White Paper goals and ascertaining what the most useful insights on successful measures relevant for the implementation of the White Paper goals 1, 3, 4 and 8 are. Additionally to explore similarities that exist between the goals in this context and in terms of sharing information and knowledge transfer.

This report is therefore concerned with understanding the processes and policies that have enabled such activities to occur. Through the development of a set of criteria, internal discussions and through stakeholder consultation, it has been possible to go some way towards understanding what good practice looks like. Examples of good (and bad) practice have been identified and subsequently commonalities across the themes have been found that can be taken forward in the project. The methods used to undertake this activity are outlined thoroughly in this report. The main results can be summarized as follows:

  • Success Factors: Common elements that have led to successful outcomes have been uncovered in the case studies and workshops. Working in partnership and implementing packages of measures were highlighted. Sharing, mentoring and strong leadership were also demonstrated.
  • Barriers or Failure Factors: Issues related to financing were identified in all of the four goal areas. The most common barriers to action highlighted were the existing system into which developments are introduced, while infrastructural and technological barriers were also evident.

 The full document is available in the TRANSFORuM library.

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