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Project CROCODILE wins freight award for smart use of data

Creation date: May 13, 2016

The EU-funded CROCODILE project has received the 2016 Transport Achievement Award in the freight category. The prize is awarded by the International Transport Forum (ITF), a Paris-based intergovernmental organisation and policy think tank with 57 member countries.

 

The project was launched in 2013 to establish a trans-national framework to collect and exchange data for putting into place concrete improvements for road users – such as dynamic traffic safety information or information on parking space availability for truck drivers. It is co-financed by the European Union’s TEN-T programme.

 

CROCODILE addresses congestion and traffic gridlocks in border areas of Central and Eastern Europe that are caused by coordination gaps among road operators in a region that comprises several small countries with different languages and has high levels of cross-border traffic from three main trans-European road transport corridors (Baltic-Adriatic, Rhine-Danube and Orient-Eastern Mediterranean).

 

The Award will be presented on 19 May during the 2016 Summit of transport ministers in Leipzig, Germany, in the presence of ministers from the 57 ITF member countries.

 

More information about the CROCODILE project

More information about the 2016 Transport Achievement Award