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Acronym: TRENEN II-STRAN
Title: Models for Transport Environment and Energy - version 2 Strategic Transport Policy Analysis
Keywords: Safety, Transport
Objective : Main objectives:
The objective of this project is to develop a set of strategic models for transport policy assesment in the field of taxation, pricing, regulation and financing and to demonstrate these models by analyzing different transport policy proposals with a European dimension. The approach focuses on completing the total
spectrum of decision levels and options, rather than elaborating the details specific to one particular option.
This involves the integration of different objectives:
A. Define Policy Packages: Survey of European transport pricing problems and translation into alternative policy packages that can be tested by the TRENEN II strategic models.
B. Basic Valuation Inputs for the Strategic Model Exercise
The strategic model exercise aims to compare alternative policy packages on the basis of an enlarged social welfare criterium. This requires harmonized assumptions on valuation of transport quality, welfare weights, internal costs, social cost of public funds and external costs.
C. Strategic Model Development
Based on the experience with the TRENEN I models (developed in the JOULE program), a new version of TRENEN-URBAN and TRENEN-INTERREGIONAL will be developed. The main improvements for the urban model are disaggregation, segmentation and the dynamic specification. In the interregional context new developments will principally be related to the specific characteristics of international transport and
D. Model Implementation and Tests of Policy Packages
Case studies will be performed in five cities: Brussels, Dublin, Bologna, Amsterdam and Athens, and in three regions Belgium (and Flanders), an Italian region and Ireland. Policy conclusions will be drawn from this experience, covering issues as subsidiarity and centralisation in transport policy making.
Period: 24 months
Parent: 4th FWP (Fourth Framework Programme)
Parent: EC program: TRANSPORT
Keywords: Strategic research - Economics of transport systems
Supplemental_Information: EC Project Reference : PL95-116
Parent: Prime contractor organisation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Address: Naamsestraat 69
Relation: Contact Person: Name: PROOST, Stef (Prof.)
Relation: Organisation Name: University of Kent at Canterbury
Location_Keywords: UNITED KINGDOM
Relation: Organisation Name: National Technical University of Athens
Relation: Organisation Name: Ministry of the Flemish Community
Relation: Organisation Name: Economic & Social Institute
Relation: Organisation Name: Universitaire Faculteiten St. Ignatius Antwerpen
Relation: Organisation Name: Training Research and Education Consortium
Relation: Organisation Name: University of Dublin, Trinity College