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5th Transport Research Arena TRA2014

14th - 17th April 2014, Paris, France

The 5th Transport Research Arena TRA 2014 conference will take place from 14th – 17th April 2014 at the CNIT in Paris. TRA 2014 will focus on the main challenges facing transport and mobility in terms of energy, the environment, safety and security, and the economy. This year’s conference will be hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and IFSTTAR.

Courtesy of transport-tips.eu

The European Commission’s “Horizon 2020” research and innovation programme, launched in early 2014, will be discussed in depth at this year’s TRA conference. TRA 2014 is open to a wide range of audiences including researchers and academics, decision makers, local authorities, government bodies and non-governmental organisations.

The conference is 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.

For more information on this conference, please click here.

European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital Award acknowledges the positive influence that well planned sustainable transport can have on the overall environment of a city and has listed local transport as one the 12 indicators. Transportation management can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also reducing the release of air pollutants that can cause health issues. Effective sustainable urban transport can improve citizens health, accessibility, safety, and ultimately lead to more efficient and cost-effective transport of people and goods.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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