Policies & Strategies

Appropriate condition of railway infrastructure, important factor of railway transportation shares

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue ID, May 14, Policies & Strategies

Interview with Mr. Vidmantas Tamulis, Head of the Railway Transport Division at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Republic of Lithuania Lithuania has set its priorities for 2014-2020 which include traffic safety, reducing railway bottlenecks, measures that will help increase the attractiveness of railway freight and passenger transport and reducing pollution levels. The main […]



Shift2Rail, confirmation of a strong advantage of the European railway industry

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue ID, May 14, Policies & Strategies

Only four months after the publication of the legislative proposal by the European Commission, Technological Initiative Shift2Rail is closer than ever to becoming reality in the sector of research and innovation in the rail industry. March and April were characterised by a series of successive agreements approved during the meetings of the Transport Ministers Council […]



Intelligent urban projects backed by “Horizon 2020”

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue ID, May 14, Policies & Strategies

Partnerships with the transport industry will be stepped up in “Horizon 2020” in order to overcome fragmentation and, hence, accelerate the market take up of innovative solutions. Next to SHIFT2RAIL  Technological Initiative, launched through the “Horizon 2020” Programme, a series of three financing demands aimed at increasing and consolidating the competitiveness of European transportation industries […]



Financing, coordination and cooperation, key points in implementing the Danube Strategy

May 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Current Issue ID, May 14, Policies & Strategies, Recommended

The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) was adopted four years ago, period in which several transport projects have been identified and a series of measures has been adopted to accelerate the implementation of the strategy. More than half of the 150 projects have focused on railway transport. However, “the list is open” and […]



TTE Council supports SHIFT2RAIL

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: April14, Articles, Current issue F&L, Policies & Strategies

The Transport Ministers Council of the European Union (TTE), reunited at the middle of March, adopted its position on a draft regulation of the EU Council aimed to established a public-private partnership called Shift2Rail Joint Initiative that would manage a work program on research and innovation to support the development of better railway services across […]



Turkey consolidates its position on the transport and logistics map

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: April14, Articles, Current issue F&L, Policies & Strategies

Turkey, one of the most dynamic economies among developing countries, is the bridge on the east-west axis and a reference for trade between Europe and Asia. The authorities plan to implement projects and programmes which encourage development, one of the most important objectives being to place Turkey among the first 10 global economies by 2023. […]



CAREC 2020 Strategy, a more integrated approach to improving transport and logistics

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: April14, Articles, Current issue F&L, Policies & Strategies

The Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy (TTFS) for 2014-2020 aims at a more integrated approach for improving the transport and logistics infrastructure and for promoting the commercial activity in the CAREC region. In order to increase trade in Central Asia, CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) will have to extend the corridors to the main […]



Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway will be operational in 2014

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: April14, Articles, Current issue F&L, Policies & Strategies

In less than five months, we could see the railway corridor connecting Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan fully operational. The declaration has been made by SeyedMasoud Nasr Azadani, Deputy Director of the Construction and Development of Transport Infrastructure Company in Iran (CDITC). During a reunion with the Turkmen party in February, it was established that in […]



Transport Market Study for new rail freight corridor connecting EU and non-EU countries

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: April14, Articles, Current issue F&L, Policies & Strategies

In 2013, the European Commission published a report on the implementation of the Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). According to the document, EU promotes the concrete transnational projects, supports the coordination of different policies and national and EU funds with a strong impact for 2014-2020. According to the report, the EU underlines the political […]



Silk Wind, getting China closer to Europe

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: April14, Articles, Current issue F&L, Policies & Strategies

The first high-speed train, a part of the Silk Wind project, which will ensure the container transport on the China-Europe axis, will be launched this year. Within this project, the four states involved prepare the documentation for the signature of the intergovernmental agreement. After the completion of the infrastructure projects on this route, the Silk […]