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  • International Transport Forum Summit Newsletter: January 2015
    an invitation through the ITF Summit website Please note that you do not need to do so if you have received an invitation to past Summits Invitations will be mailed end February when online registration will also be open More information is available on the ITF Summit website We hope to see you in Leipzig in May The ITF Summit Team Meet our Summit speakers Violeta Bulc European Commissioner for Transport Simon Bridges New Zealand Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt German Transport Minister Andrés Gómez Lobo Chilean Transport Minister Angel Gurría OECD Jean Dominique Senard Michelin Group Sarah Hunter Google x Georg Kapsch Kapsch TrafficCom AG Cindy Miller United Parcel Service UPS David Plouffe Uber Daniela Bas United Nations UN David Scowsill World Travel Tourism Council Toshihiko Aoyagi Kyushu Railway Company John Gilbert Eurolines Organisation Jane Barratt International Federation on Ageing Umberto de Pretto International Road Transport Union Get involved in the Summit View the Programme Become a Sponsor Book an Exhibition Stand Suggest a Speaker Request an Invitation Apply for ITF Awards www internationaltransportforum org 2015 ITF2015 Summit Sponsor The International Transport Forum Who we are The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: December 2014
    KOTI and ITF in Seoul on 11 12 December and was attended by Korea s Vice Minister of Transport Hyungkoo Yeo The meeting suggested constructive ideas to reshape road safety policies in Korea said KOTI President Changwoon Lee We wish these comparisons and suggestions to be a lighthouse for guiding road safety policies Short term priority areas highlighted during the meeting included road safety institutional management supported by a dedicated road safety budget establishment of operational targets monitoring and reporting safety performance a holistic speed management approach strengthened level of enforcement and a global mobility plan for the elderly Experts included the Chair of ITF s new Working Group on Safe System Implementation Iain Cameron Executive Director for Road Safety in Western Australia and Fred Wegman International Road Traffic and Accident Database IRTAD Chair The meeting was organised as part of ITF s ongoing co operation with KOTI Prior to the meeting ITF s Head of Research Stephen Perkins delivered an opening address at the Korean Traffic Safety Authority KOTSA annual road safety conference Photo Expert Meeting members Go to more information ITF s Road Safety work Big Data Experts INRIX Join Corporate Partnership Board We are pleased to welcome INRIX as the 14th member of the Corporate Partnership Board ITF s platform for engaging with the private sector As one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world INRIX collaborates with leading automakers and governments to transform how people and commerce move across the world s transport networks Go to more information on the Corporate Partnership Board 2015 Summit Preliminary Programme Online The preliminary programme and current list of confirmed speakers for the 2015 Summit on Transport Trade and Tourism are now online Go to Preliminary Programme Summit registration will open in February 2015 Requests for invitations to the Summit can be now made online Go to Summit invitation request Applications for ITF s Transport Awards remain open until Friday 30 January 2015 Go to more information on the ITF Awards Forum Activities Key Challenges and Responses in the Transport System was the theme of the opening keynote address by ITF Secretary General José Viegas to the International Union of Railways UIC in Paris France on 3 December pictured left The keynote focused on the strategic position of railways and the urgent need for innovation in service patterns and production models in order to realise railway s potential for sustainable development José Viegas participated in a panel during the final plenary session of the Polis Annual Conference a platform for cities metropolitan areas and regions to exchange on their transport challenges in Madrid Spain on 28 November Mr Viegas also introduced a discussion on the shared economy and opportunities for shared travel during a session with the Vice Mayor of Madrid Diego Sanjuanbenito pictured left Mr Viegas participated in a panel on How to achieve sustainable transport in order to develop societies at the Volvo Group Sustainability Forum pictured left attended by Kristina Persson Swedish Minister

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  • International Transport Forum Summit Newsletter: November 2014
    systems Yet transport faces huge challenges as a provider of human mobility and facilitator of goods exchange The rise of Asia and Africa will drive demand for freight transport Trade patterns will shift creating uncertainty for supply chains Growing numbers of tourists will put pressure on international and domestic transport networks around the world highlighting the need for more sustainable and accessible services and infrastructure How transport should respond and meet these challenges will be at the centre of debate at the International Transport Forum s 2015 Summit Please mark 27 29 May in your diary Preliminary Summit programme now online Become a sponsor Book an exhibition stand Apply for ITF Awards Suggest a speaker www internationaltransportforum org 2015 About the International Transport Forum Who we are The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member countries It acts as a strategic think tank for transport policy and organises an Annual Summit of ministers ITF is the only international transport body with a global mandate for all modes What we work for Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth environmental sustainability and social inclusion and raise

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: November 2014
    World Health Organization the Fédération Internationale de l Automobile FIA Foundation and the Global New Car Assessment Programme IRTAD was recognised for being the model of a multi country effort and providing safety data that is the best in the world IRTAD Chairman Fred Wegman thanked all members for their continued efforts and invited others to join For 25 years IRTAD has worked to improve traffic safety data to enable more effective road safety strategies and save lives Founded with 12 member countries as a database IRTAD soon also brought together road safety experts and statisticians from research institutes national administrations international organisations universities automobile associations and car manufacturers Today IRTAD has 70 members from 35 countries Watch the IRTAD chairman s 25th anniversary message Watch partner statements on IRTAD s 25th anniversary Go to IRTAD publications International Experts Review Outcomes and Risks of PPP Renegotiation Renegotiation of a Private Public Partnership PPP contract is something that should not be undertaken lightly as it can have an impact on value for money The ITF Roundtable held at George Mason University in Washington D C USA on 27 28 October reviewed the outcomes and risks most often associated with renegotiation in practice It examined the alternatives for addressing uncertainty in PPP contracts and the rare conditions where renegotiation rather than termination of the contract is beneficial One of the panel s recommendations is to run all renegotiations through an independent regulatory body The ITF worked closely with experts at the World Bank in planning the Roundtable as well as with the P3 Policy Centre at George Mason University Go to more information on the Roundtable including papers and video presentations 2015 ITF Awards Apply Now The Call for Applications for the 2015 ITF Transport Awards is open as part of the lead up to the 2015 Summit on Transport Trade and Tourism to be held on 27 29 May 2015 in Leipzig Germany Through its awards the ITF recognises leading examples of achievement innovation and research that have positively and significantly changed the transport industry or have the potential to do so Awards cover three distinct categories The Transport Achievement Award The Promising Transport Innovation Award The Young Researcher Award The closing date for all three awards is Friday 30 January 2015 Go to more information on the ITF Awards Photo 2014 Transport Achievement Award ceremony Forum Activities The ITF s Summit 2015 Task Force met on 27 October in Paris France to finalise preparations for the 2015 Summit on Transport Trade and Tourism The Transport Management Board TMB representing ITF s 54 member countries met on 28 29 October to discuss inter alia funding for the organisation Two lectures were given at the World Bank by ITF s Head of Research Stephen Perkins and economist Dejan Makovsek in Washington D C USA on 29 October The lectures covered systematic construction risk and the possible merger between the project finance model and the regulated asset based RAB model ITF s Head

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: October 2014
    schemes by using case studies that further more scientific approaches to understanding causality can be used to appreciate the impact that any transport scheme ultimately has This is the first Roundtable for which ITF offers video on demand recordings of presentations as a new service Go to more information on the Roundtable including papers and video presentations Photo AMT Agence mà tropolitaine de transport Flickr cc New Lorry Certificates Approved by Group on Road Transport New ECMT European Conference of Ministers of Transport certificates for lorries above 3 5 and not exceeding 6 tonnes were approved at the meeting of the Group on Road Transport on 25 26 September in Paris France The certificates will enter into force on 1 January 2015 From then on lorries of this category will be required to present the ECMT certificates along with the ECMT licence at borders or during en route checks The Group also discussed issues relating to the implementation of the Quality Charter for International Road Haulage Operations under the ECMT Multilateral Quota Agreement on Quota from 1 January 2015 was the subject of difficult discussion as the Russian Federation announced a new restriction on the number of licences valid on the Russian territory From 1 January 2015 Russia will allow only 16 basic licences on its territory for each of the member countries The new Russian position revises the decision taken by the Group on 24 25 March 2014 It should be noted however that Russia indicated that it will be ready to remove its restriction if the existing reservations introduced by other countries were removed It also stated that it expected this to be the case with the adoption of the Quality Charter foreseen for 1 January 2016 Go to more information on Road Transport and the Quota Finnish Parliamentarians Hear ITF Public Transport Advice Preliminary findings of research into providing the best possible public transport services for rural areas most efficiently in Finland were presented at a special hearing of the Parliamentary Committee for Transport on 2 October in Helsinki ITF economist Jari Kauppila s presentation focused on how new ways of information provision are changing markets and new mobility services and was followed by a discussion with members of parliament The findings provide direct input into the Finnish Ministry of Transport s strategic transport development The report is part of the International Transport Forum s Country Specific Policy Analysis CSPA series These are topical studies on specific transport policy issues of concern to a country carried out by ITF on request Photo Jon Large Flickr cc Summit Programme Preparations Take Shape 2015 Summit programme development and joint research with the OECD s Tourism unit were the focus of a presentation by ITF Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Mary Crass pictured at a meeting attended by Polish Minister of Sports and Tourism Andrzej Biernat The OECD Tourism Committee meeting in Warsaw Poland on 1 October also allowed for the over 50 attending country representatives to discuss their

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: September 2014
    experts together to review practices examine data and review the range of tools which can be employed As a new service video on demand recordings of the four presentations by Dan Graham Imperial College of London UK Geraldine Barker NAO UK Alain Bonnafous LET France and Stephen Fitzroy EDR USA will be available from the ITF website from Monday 22 September A video summary by Roundtable Chair Tom Worsley UK will also be online Pictured at the Roundtable l r Tom Worsley Chair Institute for Transport Studies University of Leeds UK Stephen Perkins ITF Head of Research Dejan Makovsek ITF Economist Go to more information on the Roundtable Benefits of Travel Time Reliability Highlighted at ITS World Congress Reducing uncertainty for travellers about the time it will take to reach their destination should become a policy priority for authorities Research showing that the cost of unreliable travel may rival that of congestion was the focus of a presentation by ITF Senior Economist Jari Kauppila at the ITS World Congress in Detroit USA on 10 September Developing a regulatory roadmap for autonomous driving was the subject of an ITF Corporate Partnership Board members project group meeting also held during the Congress The project is being coordinated by ITF Economist Philippe Crist ITF was also represented with an exhibition stand Photo ITF s Sharon Masterson left with Sunny Huang President of Liaoning Forever Enterprise Group China at the ITF Stand during ITS World Congress 2014 Go to Travel Time Reliability Media Release pdf Go to ITF Corporate Partnership Board information Get Involved in the 2015 Summit Programme The ITF Annual Summit on Transport Trade and Tourism will take place in Leipzig Germany from 27 29 May 2015 External organisations can become involved in the Summit programme through hosting Side Events and Other Events becoming a Summit Sponsor becoming a Summit Exhibitor Go to more information on the 2015 Summit World s Largest Transport Research Database Proves a Success More than three million searches have been performed on the Transport Research International Documentation TRID database since its launch in 2011 The database the world s largest for published or on going transport research is freely accessible via the Transportation Research Board s website see below Research organisations are encouraged to play an active role in developing transport knowledge by becoming members of ITRD International Transport Research Documentation which coordinates inputs from its members into TRID Members enjoy promotional conditions and exposure for their research For more information please contact Activate JavaScript to see email address Go to the Transportation Research Board TRB website Forum Activities The need for seamless transport and the role of air cargo in supporting high value global supply chains were the focus of open remarks at a panel moderated by ITF Economist Alain Lumbroso at the International Civil Aviation Organization s ICAO first Air Cargo Development Forum in Zhengzhou China on 3 September 2014 The ITF s Transport Management Board TMB met in Paris France on 3 September 2014

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: July 2014
    grow Inland freight transport in emerging economies outperforms developed economies Photo kartografia Flickr cc D ownload the Statistics Brief for free Forum Activities ITF kicked off preparation for its upcoming report on Liberalisation of Aviation with two special sessions on the topic during the Air Transport Research Society ATRS Conference ITF Head of Research Stephen Perkins chaired the first of the special sessions at this annual conference on the economics of airlines and airports held in Bordeaux France from 17 20 July A keynote presentation on regulatory trends worldwide for criteria air pollutant emissions and CO 2 economy was delivered by ITF s Mr Perkins representing the Global Fuel Economy Initiative GFEI The keynote was delivered during a conference on Harmonisation of Light Duty Vehicle Regulations in North America organised jointly by the Mexican Ministry of Environment SEMARNAT and the International Council on Clean Transportation ICCT in Mexico City from 8 12 July Mr Perkins also delivered a keynote presentation on Regulation of Heavy Road Freight at Mexico s National Freight Transport Forum in the presence of Rufino Léon Tovar Minister of Transportation and Roads Mexico City Government in Cancún Mexico from 9 12 July A mission to conduct a qualitative assessment of the trade and transport policy environment in ITF member country Turkey through a series of stakeholder meetings was undertaken by ITF s Dilay Celebi between Istanbul and Ankara from 01 04 July The mission supports the ITF Corporate Partnership Board CPB Project Understanding Drivers of Trade and Transport Performance aiming to determine linkages between transport policies and performance indicators associated with the logistics performance index LPI in Turkey Dr Celebi also presented a paper on Understanding Drivers of Trade and Transport Performance at the International Symposium on Logistics ISL an academic symposium for logistics operations and supply chain management in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam on 8 July A new Web Based Road Safety Manual for Road Managers is to be released by The World Road Association PIARC at the PIARC Congress in Seoul Korea in 2015 Road Safety Expert Véronique Feypell represents ITF on the PIARC Task Force for reviewing the manual a final draft of which was presented and discussed at a Task Force meeting in Vienna Austria on 1 3 July An address on OECD s work on port cities was delivered by ITF s Olaf Merk during the Naples Shipping Week at a session organised by RETE an association of ports in Italy Portugal and Spain on 27 July in Naples Italy Clair Millar Manager of Summit Preparation introduced the ITF 2015 Summit theme Transport Trade and Tourism at an OECD organised workshop on Effective Policies for Tourism Growth The workshop was hosted by SECO the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs in Switzerland in Bern on 2 3 July ITF is hiring a Project Manager Analyst More details here ITF is very pleased to welcome new staff members Vincent Benezech will be working with the ITF s Transport Outlook team analysing transport policies

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: June 2014
    estimates is at work and should be factored into the current forecasting methods The paper has just been published in the latest issue of Transport Policy Elsevier Photo World Bank Photo Collection Flickr cc Go to abstract of paper Systematic construction risk cost estimation mechanism and unit price movements ITF work on infrastructure MobiPrize to Honour New Mobility Entrepreneurship The University of Michigan s SMART programme with which ITF has collaborated in a number of ways has launched a new award to encourage new mobility entrepreneurship The MobiPrize is open to cities states government departments and agencies that encourage a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable transport Awards will be presented during the Intelligent Transport Society s ITS World Congress in Detroit USA in September 2014 The deadline for applications is 7 July 2014 Pictured Philippe Crist Susan Zielinski Santhosh Kodukula launching the SMART MobiPrize at ITF 2014 Summit More information on MobiPrize external link Video interview on MobiPrize external link Forum Activities Key outcomes of the 2014 Summit on Transport for a Changing World were at the centre of the keynote address by ITF Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Mary Crass pictured at the PTV Group s Shaping Transportation conference on 26 May in Berlin Germany PTV Group are a member of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board Photo PTV Group Harald Fuhr Mary Crass also represented the ITF at a Stakeholder Roundtable organised by Michelin also an ITF Corporate Partnership Board Member in Clermont Ferrand France on 14 May ITF sponsored a special policy focused opening plenary session on Cost Benefit Analysis of Long Term Transportation Infrastructure Investments at the International Transport Economics Association ITEA Conference in Toulouse France on 5 7 June Head of Research Stephen Perkins represented ITF at the special session which takes forward research by the ITF Working Group on Assessment of Policies for Long Term Transition to Sustainable Transport Stephen Perkins joined rail industry leaders and research experts to discuss the potential for competition in the high speed rail sector and to share Italy s experience to date at the Transforum Seminar in Rome Italy on 12 13 June The Transforum project is a discussion forum on the implementation of goals set out in the European Commission s 2011 White Paper on transport Transforum Project website The European Commission s Transport Advisory Group met in Brussels Belgium on 13 May The group comprises around 30 senior research stakeholders who provide guidance to the Commission on implementing the multibillion euro Horizon 2020 framework research programme Head of Research Stephen Perkins represented ITF Innovation in aviation focusing on air traffic management was the theme of a presentation by ITF Transport Researcher Antigoni Lykotrafiti at the 3rd Aviation Conference of the Hellenic Aviation Society in Athens Greece on 12 May A presentation on the economics and logistics of ports in Latin America was delivered at the Port Finance International PFI Conference in Mexico City Mexico by ITF s Olaf Merk on 4 June The conference

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