TRA2020 Rethinking transport. Towards clean and inclusive mobility
Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and all aspects of mobility. The next edition of this biennal event will be held in Helsinki on the 27–30 of April in 2020.
TRA offers a great venue for researchers, policy makers and industry representatives to get together and contribute to the discussion on how research and innovation can re-shape the transport and mobility system. The conference provides a unique opportunity to hear about mobility trends in different parts of Europe, learn from achievements in industry as well as share best practices of policies and deployments.
Rethinking transport together
Transport as we know it is undergoing an imperative transformation. Under the theme “Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility”, the TRA2020 will concentrate on this transformation that concerns every single aspect of the mobility of passengers and goods. It starts from the way we book our journeys and goes all the way to the value proposition of transport infrastructures. The transformation is enabled and fuelled by digital and automation technologies, helping us to forge measures to mitigate climate change and to safeguard European jobs and know-how.
TRA2020 offers an excellent opportunity to rethink, together, how to navigate amidst technological disruptions, making the best use of them, and respond to the increasingly diverse and challenging demands. Some of the prime questions specifically addressed are the following:
- We all want to mitigate the climate change. The transport sector has a paramount role to play in ensuring the most effective responses both in the short and long term.
- Users of mobility systems need to be put at the core. We also need to offer more flexible, inclusive and innovative mobility solutions.
- We want to see physical infrastructure from a new angle; as an asset topped up with usable data and providing a platform for new services and applications. We also must redefine lifecycle management as more sustainable asset management.
- Last but not least, as transport research contributes to the policy making at national and European levels, we need to grasp the moment to carry forward the achievements from research and innovation to informed and sustainable decisions, and investments in better services and products.