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“To extend the forecasting and assessment capabilities of existing transport policy analysis methods to meet new challenges.”

The problem

Planning transport policies requires sophisticated methods to predict the likely effects of a wide range of variables including technological innovations, alternative fuel strategies, revised pricing policies and changing environmental priorities. The existing modelling tools have some inadequacies, particularly in relation to new security threats and the transition from fossil fuels to a more diverse mix of energy sources. There is a clear need to extend and integrate the existing methods to provide analysis and modelling tools able to meet the policy challenges of the future.

iTREN‑2030  Developing the tools to analyse transport options for the future


iTREN-2030 will extend the forecasting and assessment capabilities of existing tools for the analysis of transport policies.

The project will:

  • Develop a linkage between the existing transport analysis tool TRANS-TOOLS and the POLES tool for energy technology and prices, the TREMOVE tool for environmental assessment and vehicle fleet development and the ASTRA tool for studying the economic effects of sectoral policies
  • Generate a consistent baseline, reflected by each of the four tools, for technology, transport, energy, environment and economic development until 2030

Contribution to policy development:

  • ITREN-2030 will enhance models for analysing the effects of policies in all or any of the transport, energy, technology and environment sectors.
  • It will provide assistance with studying interlinked policy issues affecting the above sectors.
  • The project will develop methods to detect synergies or conflicts between different policy fields.

Project deliverables

  • Workshops – November 2007 and October 2008
  • The iTREN-2030 baseline – January 2008
  • Overview of energy technologies and a scenario on their diffusion into transport – January 2008
  • Final report – April 2009
  • Plan for using and disseminating knowledge– April 2009


  • Website, to be maintained for at least two years after project ends – from July 2007
  • Two workshops and final conference – November 2007, October 2008 and April 2009
  • Results flyers to national authorities and associations – at appropriate intervals
  • Publication of results in academic journals – as available
  • Continuing use of the updated tools for research and consultancy by the iTREN partners – beyond April 2009

Technical information

Project acronym: iTREN-2030
Project’s official full title: Integrated transport and energy baseline until 2030
Research priority: The development of tools, indicators and operational parameters for assessing sustainable transport and energy systems performance (economic, environmental and social)
Specific webpage:
Proposal/contract no: 044260
Start date: May 2007
Kick off meeting: month 1
Completion date: April 2009
European Commission scientific officer: Frederik Rasmussen,

Name: Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe
Abbreviated name: ISI
Address: Breslauer Strasse 48, 76139 Karlsruhe
Country: Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 721 6809-353
Fax: +49 (0) 721 6809-135


Name: NEA Transport Research and Training, Rijswijk
Abbreviated name: NEA
Country: Netherlands

Name: TRT Trasporti e Territorio SRL, Milan
Abbreviated name: TRT
Country: Italy

Name: Transport & Mobility Leuven
Abbreviated name: TML
Country: Belgium

Name: Institute for Economic Policy Research at the University of Karlsruhe
Abbreviated name: IWW
Country: Germany

Name: Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission – DG-JRC, Seville
Abbreviated name: IPTS
Country: Spain

Name: Netherlands Organisation for Applied and Scientific Research, TNO Inro, Delft
Abbreviated name: TNO
Country: Netherlands