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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: April 2012
    IRTAD This follows significant reductions in 2008 and 2009 Latest available data contained in the report also indicates a continued downward trend for 2011 In several countries Denmark Hungary Ireland USA a more pronounced reduction in fatalities was observed during the last 3 4 years than during the preceding 15 years New transport research database proves a success More than one million searches have been performed on the new Transport Research International Database TRID since its launch in January 2011 This success story was reported at a meeting of the Operational Committee of the International Transport Research Documentation ITRD in Paris on 28 29 February The committee reports on progress in the integration of the ITRD database into the Transport Research Information Services TRIS database both of which that are now together forming TRID The committee noted that the increased number of searches in countries such as China India and Korea is a reflection of the greater international pertinence of TRID More on ITRD More on the ITF KOTI seminar Seamless Public Transport for All Promoting seamless public transport in its planning design and operation were at the centre of the third joint International Transport Forum Korea Transport Institute KOTI seminar held on 6 March Seminar sessions examined strategies from national perspectives better connectivity through network design and information and communications technology s contribution to seamless operation of public transport The results will provide research input to the International Transport Forum s 2012 Summit on the topic of seamlessness in May More information and seminar presentations See the press page Taking transport to the media A t a pre Summit media lunch in Berlin Germany on 23 March the Forum s Acting Secretary General Michael Kloth pictured and German State Secretary Andreas Scheuer answered questions on transport issues ranging from

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: February 2012
    s Federal Minister of Transport Building and Urban Development Peter Ramsauer met in Berlin on 24 January This high level consultation with the private sector included a roundtable discussion with senior German business leaders More information Designing a framework for transport investment statistics Infrastructure investments are a key determinant of performance in the transport sector However the sector lacks standardised definitions and methods for measuring investment At a February workshop on Measuring Investment in Transport Infrastructure in Paris experts from 14 countries and over 10 international organisations reviewed current methods used to measure investment Mission to India Head of Research Stephen Perkins and consultant Kaveri Bopiah visited India from 6 11 February to strengthen the Forum s links with key transport players on the subcontinent The mission included meetings with Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia Deputy Chairman and Mr BK Chaturvedi member of the National Planning Commission which is chaired by the Prime Minister Minister of Shipping G K Vasan Mr Ajay Mathur Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Ministry of Power the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways the Ministry of Urban Development the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers SIAM and a number of other important transport organisations and institutions The mission also included a practitioners workshop organised by India s National Transport Development Policy Committee and co sponsored by the International Transport Forum with the World Bank and AUSAid 2012 Summit microsite in Japanese Nikkei BP partnership The Forum is delighted to announce a new partnership with Nikkei Business Publications During Japanese Presidency year we are working with Nikkei BP to organise a high level delegation of Japanese visitors to the 2012 Summit A communications campaign is also being launched in Japan including a Japanese language website and a special supplement focusing on the Summit

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  • International Transport Forum Newsletter: January 2012
    reviews how serious injuries are defined in IRTAD countries and identifies and assesses methodologies for linking different sources of crash data Free download pdf Information and presentations from this Roundtable Roundtable on Major transport infrastructure projects and regional economic development In December 40 of the world s leading researchers and practitioners discussed the challenges of gauging the socio economic costs and benefits of very large investments in transport networks The issues are of perennial interest to researchers and decision makers but have become highly topical in the current macroeconomic environment which highlights trade offs between the need to save and to maintain economies potential to grow Secretary General vacancy notice Applications are being sought for the position of Secretary General of the International Transport Forum Applications from nationals of OECD and International Transport Forum member countries should be submitted online by 31 January 2012 More information in English Plus d informations en français The Grand Paris Project Tools and Challenges André DE PALMA Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan France Discussion Paper No 2011 28 October 2011 The evolution of London s Crossrail Scheme and the development of the Department for Transport s economic appraisal methods Tom WORSLEY Institute for Transport

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  • Newsletter December 2011.   International Transport Forum
    General until the election of a successor expected during the 2012 Summit in May next year Michael will be supported by the Senior Management Team Mary Crass will continue to head Summit preparation Head of Research Stephen Perkins together with Chief Economist Kurt Van Dender will lead research activity and its integration to Summit preparation Nick Cole remains Head of the Management Support Unit Michael will continue as Head of Communications in addition to his new role The Secretariat is fully functioning and the Senior Management Team is committed to ensuring the success of the International Transport Forum s 2012 Summit Creation of the Ibero American Road Safety Observatory The Forum with the World Bank the Ministries of Interior of Spain and Argentina and the Ministry of Health of Mexico has agreed the creation of an institutional network and a road safety observatory for Latin American countries supported by a high quality road safety database and a web based knowledge centre Since 2008 the Forum has sought to expand the coverage of its International Road Traffic and Accident Database IRTAD on road safety and to assist low and middle income and transition countries in developing adequate data collection and analysis systems Join our mailing list to receive upcoming Press Releases International Transport Research Documentation ITRD new web portal launched International Transport Research Documentation has had the ITRD database at its heart a co operative worldwide database of published information on transport and transport research ITRD is now part of the Transport Research International Documentation TRID database accessible through the TRB website ITRD oversees non US entries to the TRID database and is now managed by the Forum A new web portal is available For more information Activate JavaScript to see email address Recent Publications from the International Transport Forum Latest

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  • Newsletter October 2011.   International Transport Forum
    9 billion by 2050 Meeting their transport demands will be challenging As both population and incomes rise global passenger mobility and global freight transport volumes may triple by 2050 The Outlook examines these trends exploring the factors that may drive demand even higher and the limits imposed by infrastructure capacity fuel prices and policies to accommodate or limit potentially explosive growth of car use in rapidly developing countries It traces scenarios for emissions of CO2 from transport and the impact of policies to improve the fuel economy of conventional vehicles and promote the use of electric cars Trends in passenger car traffic are given particular attention examining evidence for saturation of demand in high income countries The report also focuses on future directions for trade as suggested by trends in the current economic recovery Other languages Click here to download Car Fleet Renewal Schemes Environmental and Safety Impacts France Germany and the United States Many governments have subsidised fleet renewal schemes to stimulate consumer spending on cars during economic downturns Subsidies are often linked to the environmental performance of vehicles but how effective is accelerated fleet renewal in reducing emissions and can schemes be designed to improve the safety of cars on the road This report examines three of the largest programmes introduced in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis in France Germany and the United States It investigates the impact of 2 8 million transactions trading in old cars for new on CO2 and NOx emissions and on road safety It assesses value for money and identifies critical design elements for success in meeting environmental and safety objectives The results of the analysis provide guidance for the design of any future schemes Click here to download Better Economic Regulation The Role of the Regulator Roundtable 150 Efficient provision of transport infrastructure is critical to economic growth The long asset lives of much transport infrastructure indicates governance through regulation rather than through contract or public ownership This can ensure predictability in long term relationships whilst preserving some flexibility to deal with changes in external circumstances The transparency created by a fully independent regulator is invaluable for ensuring sufficient investment is forthcoming while maintaining reasonable conditions for user access Discussion at the Roundtable focused on how to achieve effective independent regulation and how to reconcile independence with the legitimate control of policy by the executive part of government Other languages Click here to order Trends in the Transport Sector 2011 1970 2009 Data How have the passenger and freight transport sectors evolved in recent years and during the crisis And what about road safety This publication presents data on global trends in the transport sector with up to date figures on the impact of the recent economic crisis In addition to highlighting major trends in the transport sector this brochure provides the reader with the latest statistics on transport markets in the International Transport Forum member countries for the period 1970 2009 for all modes of transport It also describes

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  • International Transport Forum: May 2011 Newsletter
    Transport Award will honour a public figure that has made a profound and lasting impact on transport The winner will be announced soon Why you should be at the International Transport Forum s 2011 summit Watch our YouTube video Opinions and Positions Your Input for the 2011 summit Do you want to be on the record in the debate on Transport for Society The International Transport Forum invites interested parties to provide contributions for the Opinions and Positions section of the summit 2011 website This section contains reports and statements from stakeholders and member countries as well as discussion papers commissioned by the International Transport Forum for the 2011 summit If you would like to be represented please send us an email Kick off event Berlin Press Luncheon The Berlin press corps was introduced to the theme and programme of the 2011 summit at a press lunch hosted by Jack Short Secretary General of the International Transport Forum in the German capital on 14 April As a special guest Parliamentary State Secretary Andreas Scheuer of the Federal Ministry for Transport Construction and Urban Development contributed the perspective of the summit s host country About two dozen media representatives including correspondents from France Bulgaria and Norway attended Supporters of the International Transport Forum 2011 We are proud to count some of the most illustrious names in the world of transport among the sponsors and supporters of the International Transport Forum s 2011 summit Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus commercial know how technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry Airbus today consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders As the International Transport Forum s Platinum Sponsor in 2011 Airbus is providing crucial support that enables us to offer you a truly unique global transport event Airbus CEO Thomas Enders will be one of the prominent panellists at the summit Toll Collect is a renowned transport innovator driving the development of satellite based tolling systems for tomorrow s mobility needs As a Gold Sponsor this year Toll Collect is supporting the International Transport Forum s annual summit for the second year running recognising it as one of the most important international platforms for the transport sector Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology offering the broadest portfolio in the rail industry with innovative products that set new standards in sustainable mobility Bombardier is a Sponsor of the International Transport Forum for the second year running DEKRA has eighty years experience in ensuring that the daily life and work of people and companies is just that little bit safer in the automotive sector and beyond As sponsor of the International Transport Forum s 2011 Children s University Dekra is making a strong statement for safety in transport Other Sponsors and Partners of the International Transport Forum 2011 New Publication Improving the Practice of Transport Project Appraisal Cost benefit analysis CBA is indispensable for making good decisions on what transport

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  • March 2011 International Transport Forum Newsletter
    Case Imported second hand vehicles make up 50 of annual car purchases in Mexico in an average year Progress in improving air quality and in reducing CO2 emissions from transport will require ways of influencing the quality of imported used cars The Centro de Transporte Sostenable CTS Mexico organised a workshop in Mexico City on 10 11 March to assess potential measures with officials from Mexico s Ministry of Transport the Ministry of Environment the Transport Research Institute and the national Energy Efficiency Agency International experts joined the discussions with support from the International Council for Clean Transport ICCT and the Global Fuel Economy Initiative GFEI The International Transport Forum and FIA Foundation are supporting this work with a study focussing on the potential value of four main types of measure annual inspection and maintenance differentiated circulation taxes environmental conditions on imported second hand vehicles environmental conditions for vehicle fleet renewal schemes if such schemes are re introduced as a stimulus measure Climate Change Improving Fuel Economy Standards and CO2 Emissions Ambitious yet realistic CO2 emission standards for Australia were at the centre of conference hosted by the Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport in Melbourne Australia on 2 4 March The International Transport Forum assembled experts and regulators from around the world to advise on the design of regulations to be proposed later this year The day long event examined experience in the detailed formulation and impact assessment of fuel economy and CO2 emission regulations in the EU and USA to provide Australian policy makers and industry with strategic information and tools to assist with the formulation of cost effective standards More information on the conference jointly organized with the International Transport Forum s partners in the Global Fuel Economy Initiative GFEI the Low Emission Vehicles Automotive Partnership LEV and the Royal Victoria Automobile Club RVAC is available on the GFEI website Transportation Research Board 2011 Liveability and Economic Development The Transportation Research Board TRB 90th Annual Meeting in Washington D C attracted 10 900 transport professionals from around the world making it probably the largest transport meeting in the world Of the more than 650 sessions and workshops more than 85 spotlighted the theme for 2011 Transportation Liability and Economic Development in a Changing World The International Transport Forum again has a strong presence contributing a whole host of papers events and other inputs on key themes International Benchmarking on Road Safety was the focus of a joint session organised by the International Transport Forum and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA Experts from the IRTAD Group on Road Safety Data presented safety trends in OECD International Transport Forum countries in 2009 and 2010 The remarkable decrease in road fatalities in the United States in the last couple of years and the benefits of benchmarking were emphasised The underreporting of crashes and current work on linking police and hospital data to better assess the real number of casualties was also discussed Finally the World Bank presented

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  • December 2010 Newsletter
    potential to contribute to Green Growth as well as perspectives on the role of transport related government and industries were explored from a broad perspective at a seminar on Green Growth in Transport in Paris jointly organised by the International Transport Forum and the Korean Transport Institute KOTI based in Seoul You can download presentations and papers here Round Table Improving Cost Benefit Analysis in Transport How can Cost Benefit Analysis help policy makers decide which transport infrastructure investments merit public support Cost Benefit Analysis excels at pointing out the value for money that different projects provide and it contributes greatly to transparency and rigour in the decision making process Yet there are concerns in some countries that the approach is increasingly out of sync with broad strategic policy goals including for example economic growth does not account adequately for carbon footprints Leading experts from Europe the United States and Mexico met to investigate these issues at a Round Table organised by the International Transport Forum together with the Instituto Mexicano del Transporte in Querétaro Mexico on 21 22 October The view that emerged clearly from the debate was that Cost Benefit Analysis can expand its scope and communicate results in more accessible forms Yet the method s rigour is a key strength that should not be diluted in an attempt to respond to evolving political priorities Instead the broad principles underlying Cost Benefit Analysis could usefully be deployed in the appraisal of strategic policy choices so helping to increase transparency and rigour in high level policy debates The papers from the Round Table can be downloaded here The Forgotten Mode Making Walking Count Walking is the most natural form of transport It is efficient healthy and versatile yet transport policy makers do usually not give it much thought Drawing attention to walking as the forgotten mode was the aim of the annual Walk21 conference held on 17 19 November in The Hague Netherlands Billed as Getting Communities back on their feet and co organised by the International Transport Forum the conference brought together interest groups researchers and local government representatives in an effort to promote and coordinate public recognition of the use of walking as an important healthy and sustainable form of mobility One of the main projects of walking advocates is to find standards for measuring walking a simple but surprisingly underdeveloped means of making walking count by providing policy makers with hard facts on pedestrians habits and needs Stakeholders Consultation Our Partners Have Their Say Developing the theme Transport for Society for the upcoming 2011 summit in Leipzig in May and linking the debate there to the very practical issues that transport users and providers face that was the purpose of the International Transport Forum s annual Stakeholder Consultation that took place on 1 December in Paris It turned out to be a dynamic and productive discussion between representatives from over 25 stakeholders varying from pedestrian organisations and groups focussing on disabled people via industry and labour

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