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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: September 2015
    to China based internet users Go to the more information on the Roundtable Integrated Transport Development Experience in Global City Clusters Photo Philippe Crist ITF economist José Viegas ITF Secretary General and Roundtable Chair Zhi Liu Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy Peking University China ITF short term transport indicators updated quarterly Timely indicators on transport activity are provided by the ITF on a quarterly basis in a user friendly statistics portal These data provide useful measures for key aspects of transport activity well before finalised statistics are available The series is available for three inland transport modes road rail and inland waterways Data for the fourth quarter is available in May each year allowing calculation of yearly figures on transport activity with only a five month lag Go to the short term indicators For more information please contact Mario Barreto Photo Flickr cc Peteris B Forum activities ITF Secretary General José Viegas delivered a keynote speech on Eurasian Trade Prosperity Transport and the Challenges ahead at the opening session of the Asia Europe Meeting ASEM Symposium on Eurasia Transport and Logistics Network in Seoul Korea on 10 September The symposium was attended by transport ministers from ten countries as well as secretary generals and chairs of several intergovernmental organisations Prior to the symposium Mr Viegas presented the work of ITF s Corporate Partnership Board to representatives from LG CNS pictured the branch of the LG Group dedicated to information technology services Ongoing ITF research work was presented to the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen pictured centre in The Hague Netherlands on 24 August José Viegas presented potential mobility benefits based on ITF s Urban Shared Mobility Model while economist Jari Kauppila presented the ITF Freight Model and potential applications for the work of the Dutch ministry The ITF team also met with representatives from the Connekt network which brings together 125 Dutch companies and authorities aiming to improve mobility in the Netherlands ExxonMobil is the latest company to join the ITF s Corporate Partnership Board Go to more information on the Corporate Partnership Board A keynote speech on Accessibility for all A new approach is possible was delivered by José Viegas at the TRANSED 2015 conference in Lisbon Portugal on 29 July The event marks ITF s ongoing collaboration with TRANSED a series of international conferences dedicated to mobility and transport for elderly and disabled persons ITF s Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Mary Crass a member of TRANSED s International Steering Committee spoke at the Roundtable on Changing Paradigm Towards Inclusive Access for All A workshop on Benchmarking Road Safety in Latin America was held as part of ITF s road safety work in the region Jointly organised by ITF Fédération Internationale de l Automobile and the IberoAmerican Road Safety Observatory OISEVI the workshop was held in San Jos eacute Costa Rica on 20 23 July ITF work on the impact of the MARPOL Annex IV regulation concerning

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: July 2015
    staff was signed by both organisations on 23 June in Montreal Canada The agreement identifies topics such as international air transport liberalisation security and facilitation of travellers or aviation infrastructure investment as areas for co operation between ICAO and ITF Building on existing co operation to better forecast air passenger flows and their impacts both organisations will work together on statistics methodology and data aggregation data analysis and forecasting and economic studies on the development of air transport Other potential areas for joint initiatives are crisis management sustainable development and climate change mitigation as well as the promotion of compatible regulatory approaches towards international air transport among states In addition Canada s key transport challenges and ITF s recent policy analysis work were discussed at meetings between ITF s Secretary General José Viegas Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Mary Crass and officials from Transport Canada on 24 June in Ottawa Photo José Viegas ITF Secretary General and ICAO Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu Go ITF work on aviation Forum activities New ITF models on world freight transport aviation passenger flows and urban shared mobility solutions were presented to senior Japanese officials by ITF Secretary General José Viegas at a seminar in Tokyo on 29 June During the mission Mr Viegas met with Kazuo Inaba pictured left Director General for International Affairs and Hiroshi Muto pictured right Vice Minister for Transport Tourism and International Affairs of Japan s Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism Mr Viegas participated in a brainstorming with private investors focused on addressing the gap between needs and available financing means organised by European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc in Brussels Belgium on 14 July Climate change mitigation as the great opportunity challenge for railways How ready are you was the title of a speech delivered by Mr Viegas at the European Railway CEO Summit in Lisbon Portugal on 17 July The Summit gathered over 20 rail operator CEOs and heads of international rail organisations pictured ITF s aviation research including the ITF passenger forecast model and air liberalisation report were presented to the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO Council by ITF Head of Research Stephen Perkins and aviation transport expert Alain Lumbroso in Montreal Canada on 10 June The presentation was attended by ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin and Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu Mr Perkins represented the Forum at the European Civil Aviation Conference ECAC 34th Plenary Session and 60th Anniversary in Strasbourg France on 30 June to 1 July A Workshop to develop an evidence based road safety decision support system DSS was attended by road safety expert Véronique Feypell on invitation from the European Commission s European Safety Cube Project in Brussels Belgium on 17 June The DSS aims to enable policy makers and stakeholders to identify the most cost effective measures to address pressing road safety problems Cities Shipping and their Interdependencies was the subject of a speech by ITF ports and shipping expert Olaf Merk on invitation from the Maritime

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: June 2015
    looks at the many opportunities for transport but also exposes the privacy risks associated with location data and the fact that data protection policies are lagging behind new modes of data collection The report proposes a privacy by design approach to avoid hampering future data driven innovation in the sector Issues around human machine interaction and road safety are explored in the Automated and Autonomous Driving report Uncertainty regarding the path for future vehicle automation makes it difficult to regulate without risking to stifle innovation Regulatory approaches thus far developed focus on testing prototypes while none have yet been devised for actual use cases Both reports are outputs from projects carried out with the Corporate Partnership Board ITF s platform for engagement with the private sector Go to the Big Data and Transport report including a video summary Go to the Automated and Autonomous Driving report including a video summary ITF improves world s leading transport research database Developing the relevance and efficiency of information retrieval was the objective of the Operational Committee meeting of the ITF Research Centre s International Transport Research Database ITRD in Paris France on 25 27 March The TRID database which combines the USA s Transport Research Board TRB database with ITRD is the leading international resource for transport documentation providing access to over one million transport research records At the meeting new terms for emerging research areas including autonomous vehicles and their influence on policy were agreed over four languages Other database improvements included developing terminology around electric vehicles bike sharing and environmental issues The Committee also welcomed new member Martine Sefsaf from France s Laboratoire d Économie des Transports More information on TRID Forum activities Tunisia s Minister of Transport Mahmoud Ben Romdhane pictured right met with ITF Secretary General José Viegas pictured left in Paris France on 18 June to discuss on going co operation José Viegas met with Brazil s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mauro Vieira and Minister of Finance Joaquim Levy d uring the OECD s Ministerial Council Meeting on 3 June in Paris France Among the issues discussed was ITF participation at the 2nd Global High Level Conference on Road Safety on 18 19 November in Brasilia At the request of the Finnish Ministry of Transport José Viegas gave a presentation on urban mobility policy in Helsinki on 5 May Findings from the ITF project International Experiences on Public Transport Provision in Rural Areas for the Finnish government were presented by ITF senior economist Jari Kauppila Go to the Executive Summary of International Experiences on Public Transport Provision in Rural Areas Morocco has joined the International Road Traffic and Accident Database IRTAD A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mohamed Najib Boulif Morocco s Deputy Minister of Transport Ministry of Equipment Transport and Logistics and José Viegas during the 2015 Summit on 27 May ITF is delighted to welcome Incheon International Airport Corporation as the latest member of its Corporate Partnership Board Incheon Airport ranks amongst the world s

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: May 2015
    Pass Korea and Siemens eHighway Germany Go to more information on the ITF Awards Photo UbiGo Ford joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board ITF is delighted to welcome the Ford Motor Company as the latest global player to join its Corporate Partnership Board CPB The company brings together connectivity big data the customer experience mobility solutions and autonomous vehicles to address trends driving personal transportation in the 21st century The first round of publications from CPB projects will be presented at the 2015 Summit in Leipzig Germany on 28 May and will be freely available to download Go to interim results and video presentations Photo Go Fida Flickr cc ITF advises on Mexican logistics observatory ITF has completed work with the government of Mexico for establishing a National Observatory for Transport and Logistics The project has been carried out with a group of leading experts to advise on strategic priorities for the initial stages of the Observatory s development Good data is essential to provide the evidence basis for efficient regulation and to underpin sometimes difficult reforms to improve performance of the transport and logistics sector Results will be released at the 2015 Summit next week Forum Activities Future co operation and Summit participation was the focus of a meeting between South Africa s Minister of Transport Elizabeth Dipuo Peters ITF Secretary General José Viegas and ITF s Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Mary Crass in Capetown South Africa on 12 May Mr Viegas also presented a wide range of ITF s work on urban mobility at the First Integrated Transport Systems Conference in Johannesburg South Africa on 14 May Developing a better understanding of the drivers of logistics performance was the objective of a mission by ITF economist Jari Kauppila to Turku Finland on 8 9 April The meeting

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: April 2015
    Paris France Participants from port authorities terminal operators industry associations consultancies and academics as well as the European Commission discussed the local value creation of cruise shipping Potential sources of economic development related to the cruise sector were identified as well as a wide variety of other economic impacts for various cruise ports The impacts of mega ships on port terminals hinterland traffic and the shipping sector in general were discussed The meeting outputs will feed into a paper to be released at the 2015 ITF Summit 27 29 May in Leipzig Germany Go to more information on the Summit session on maritime topics Do mega ships need mega ports Cruise shipping Maximising the potential for local development Photo Lonny Paul Flickr cc Exploring future surface transport potential in Korea Transport and Trade Connecting Continents was the theme of a joint seminar organised by the Korea Transport Institute KOTI and ITF in Seoul on 24 March The seminar was opened by Sungkyu Maeng Korea s Deputy Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transport and KOTI President Changwoon Lee A keynote speech by KOTI Vice President Jaehak Oh on Integrating Transport Networks in Eurasia was followed by sessions exploring cross border logistics and East Asia intermodal transport networks ITF Senior Economist Jari Kauppila presented results from the ITF International Freight Model focusing on Eurasian rail corridors A summary of seminar findings will feed into the 2015 Summit session on Crossing continents which will explore the new role of surface transport in the context of a predicted fourfold increase in global freight volumes by 2050 Go to more information on the KOTI ITF Joint Seminar including presentations Photo Senior Economist Jari Kauppila presents the ITF Transport Outlook 2015 Forum Activities Patricia Hu Director of the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics chaired the ITF Statistical Meeting in Paris France on 1 2 April Themed Innovation in transport measurement the meeting brought together 32 experts from 14 ITF member countries and international organisations The group aims to develop a framework for making statistics more relevant for policy making The wide range of travellers expectations and the public interest in information collected by private operators were explored by ITF Secretary General José Viegas during a panel at The Economist s The Future of Travel held in Madrid Spain on 24 March The event was attended by Spain s Minister of Industry Energy and Tourism José Manuel Soria López and World Tourism Organization UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai The future outlook for European transport was the theme of a speech by Mr Viegas at the Transport Ireland conference in Dublin Ireland on 25 March Mr Viegas met with the Irish Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe following the session 2015 Summit sponsor DEKRA is launching its annual road safety report in Berlin Germany on 23 April at a reception for Members of the Bundestag the German parliament As the guest of honour Secretary General José Viegas will give a keynote entitled Towards Vision Zero The

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: March 2015
    April Please send us an email if you would like to be notified Bilateral co operation and ongoing ITF research work were discussed between Mexican Vice Minister for Transport Yuriria Mascott and ITF s Head of Research Stephen Perkins in Mexico City on 8 March ITF is currently working on a Case Specific Policy Analysis project to review planning for the set up of a National Observatory on Transport and Logistics for Mexico Go to more information on the Roundtable Forum Activities Violeta Bulc European Commissioner for Transport received ITF expert Dejan Makovsek in Brussels Belgium on 27 February to discuss infrastructure governance models and explore potential opportunities for collaboration between the Commission and ITF The meeting took place in the context of ITF Secretary General José Viegas presentation to the first ever joint session of all the Directors General with responsibility for some aspect of transport held that day In another engagement with the European Commission ITF experts Jari Kauppila and Luis Martinez presented the award winning ITF International Freight Model to high level EU representatives in Brussels on 11 March detailing possible applications of this innovative economic modelling tool to the core corridors of the Trans European Transport Network T TEN and other EU infrastructure projects ITF s recent research work and project outputs from the Corporate Partnership Board were presented at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE Inland Transport Committee by ITF s Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Mary Crass in Geneva Switzerland on 24 February An overview of the ITF s 2015 Summit and thematic plans for the 2016 Summit were also presented Ms Crass also represented ITF at the first meeting of independent Advisory Committee of the International Road Transport Union s Global Taxi Network on 5 March in Brussels and will

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: February 2015
    aviation liberalisation and will support discussion between ministers at the 2015 Summit As part of its ongoing work in this area ITF has published the following new Discussion Papers What Do We Mean by a Level Playing Field in International Aviation Go to the Discussion Paper pdf EU Air Transport Liberalisation Process impacts and future considerations Go to the Discussion Paper pdf Dominant Carrier Performance and International Liberalisation The case of North East Asia Go to the Discussion Paper pdf Assessing the Prospects for an E U ASEAN Air Transport Agreement Go to the Discussion Paper pdf Photo a koto Flickr cc Jagdish Bhagwati to deliver 2015 Summit keynote Global trade expert Professor of Economics and Law at Colombia University USA and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations Jagdish Bhagwati will deliver the Summit 2015 keynote address at the opening plenary session on Transport Trade and Tourism Mobility for a connected world on 27 May 2015 in Leipzig Germany The full Summit programme is now available online Go to information on 2015 Summit Forum Activities Urban mobility scenarios for Indian cities developed as part of the ITF Transport Outlook 2015 were presented by ITF Head of Research Stephen Perkins at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in India on 5 7 February Pictured l r Stephen Perkins ITF Head of Research Prodipto Ghosh Director Earth Science and Climate Change Division TERI The Energy and Resources Institute ITF Secretary General José Viegas met with leaders including the new European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc the Director General of the European Commission s Directorate for Mobility and Transport DG Move João Machado and Alain Flausch Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport UITP on 21 22 January in Brussels Belgium ITF was represented at the first EU Contact Group on Innovation in Ports by ITF ports and shipping expert Olaf Merk in Brussels on 22 January The impact of mega ships was discussed in a meeting with the sector association of private port terminals in Europe Feports Mr Merk also visited the Port of Rotterdam Netherlands to discuss co operation with ITF and met with the Piraeus Port Authority and MedCruise an association of Mediterranean cruise ports in Piraeus Greece on 5 6 February A presentation on cruise ship emissions was delivered by Mr Merk at the Cruise Seminar of the American Association of Port Authorities AAPA in Fort Lauderdale USA on 11 February Olaf Merk is author of a chapter on shipping emissions in Southeast Asia ports in a new book on Port Maritime and Hinterland Development in Southeast Asia Go to the publication Merk is also co author of the new ITF Discussion Paper on The Governance and Regulation of Ports The Case of Italy Go to the publication pdf Sessions on Urban Transport and Climate Change and Financing and Optimising Benefits from Low Carbon Urban Transport were moderated by Mary Crass ITF s Head of Policy and Summit Preparation and Member of the

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: January 2015
    confirmed speakers for the 2015 Summit are Violeta Bulc European Commissioner for Transport Sarah Hunter Head of Policy Google x David Plouffe Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy Uber Cindy Miller President Europe UPS David Scowsill President and CEO World Travel Tourism Council The Summit programme is available online Applications remain open until 30 January for the ITF Transport Awards Apply here Photo l r Mary Crass ITF Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Simon Bridges New Zealand Transport Minister Jari Kauppila ITF Economist Impacts of Expanding Airport Capacity on Competition and Connectivity The UK s Airports Commission published its assessment for proposals of additional runways at Heathrow and Gatwick airports in November to considerable media interest ITF provided one of the technical reports for the strategic fit analysis that underpins the Commission s analysis The ITF report entitled Impacts of Expanding Airport Capacity on Competition and Connectivity summarises a quantitative analysis of the likely responses from airlines in all segments of the market building on an earlier companion report published in November 2014 and considers the possible influence of changes to existing airline business models and the introduction of new types of aircraft The Airport Commission s consultation will run until 3 February 2015 Go to the publication See all ITF work on aviation New Articles on Ports Local Government and Emissions by ITF Expert Two recent articles by ITF s ports and shipping expert Olaf Merk in Port Technology International a journal for port professionals highlight issues for the maritime sector In Local government and ports a perfect match Merk examines whether more local government involvement in ports can provide positive impacts Read the article Shipping emissions in ports overview impact and prognosis gives an overview of shipping emissions in ports in 2011 and projections to 2050 per continent and ship type Read the article A concluding overview of the effectiveness of port city governance mechanisms is the focus of Merk s contribution to a chapter in a new book on Port City Governance Read the chapter pdf Read the book Merk s publication The Competitiveness of Global Port Cities was published by OECD in December 2014 Go to the publication Photo bellevue21 Flickr cc Forum Activities ITF Secretary General José Viegas pictured participated in the panel on Smart Cities for a Global Sustainable Development alongside the Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Ángel Mancera during the Transforming Transportation 2015 event on 15 January in Washington D C USA During TRB week Secretary General Viegas Mary Crass Head of Policy and Summit Preparation and Stephen Perkins Head of Research held meetings in Washington D C with representatives from the USA Department of Transport DoT with the Director of Embarq Holger Dalkmann and with the World Bank s Director of Transport and ICT Global Practise José Luis Irigoyen Evolving Challenges in Transport Systems was the theme of a speech delivered by José Viegas at a seminar organised by Thales Portugal in Sintra on 16 January The new European Commissioner

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