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    and 9 respectively In Latin America a public transport oriented policy would result in a 50 share for public transport 44 for cars and 7 for two wheelers in big cities private transport oriented policies would lead to an 82 share for cars 11 for public transport and 6 for two wheelers In China an urban policy with few new roads and stringent expansion in car ownership restrictions would lead to a 44 share for cars and a 34 for public transport with two wheelers taking 10 In absence of these measures cars would account for 78 of urban mobility with two wheelers representing 13 and public transport only 9 of the modal split These alternative scenarios have profound impacts for the contribution of urban transport to global emissions that are detailed in the 2015 ITF Transport Outlook of which chapter 4 containing the projection for China India and Latin America was pre released for the COP20 Lima climate change conference Go to the ITF urban transport projections pdf Go to all Updates Road Safety 06 November 2014 The best in the world Celebrating 25 years of IRTAD road safety data This week the International Transport Forum marks the 25th anniversary of IRTAD A household name in the road safety community the IRTAD acronym stands for both a database and for the only permanent working group of the ITF 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 Among the most impactful initiatives have been twinning projects starting in 2008 to assist non member countries in improving their national crash data systems A successful twinning between Argentina and Spain led to the creation in 2011 of the Ibero American Road Safety Observatory OISEVI a co operation platform for the directors for road safety from 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries IRTAD supports OISEVI through the new IRTAD LAC database Other important IRTAD outputs include the Road Safety Annual Report and international conferences Far too many people are dying or being seriously injured in road crashes in the world We d like to bring these numbers down said IRTAD group chairman Fred Wegman For that we need evidence and data It is very good to see how IRTAD has developed into a world leader when it comes to road safety data I thank all of our members and this is also an invitation for others to join this network Colleagues from partner organisations expressed their appreciation of the work done by IRTAD The IRTAD group and database are a model of a multi country effort said Etienne Krug Director at the World Health Organization WHO in a video message Good policy making in road safety depends critically on data said David Ward Director General of the Global New Car Assessment Programme Global NCAP And the kind of crash and accident data that IRTAD had developed over the past 25 years is simply the best in the world Jean Todt President of the Fédération Internationale de l Automobile FIA added The IRTAD group has become a unique institution Many countries now see IRTAD membership as an important goal to achieve Saul Billingsley Director General of the FIA Foundation said IRTAD has a really important role to play not only in the traditional OECD countries but also in helping low and middle income countries who are struggling with very high road injury rates to understand what their problems are and how to solve them Watch the IRTAD chairman s 25th anniversary message external link Watch partner statements on IRTAD s 25th anniversary external link Go to IRTAD publications Go to more information on ITF work on road safety Corporate Partnership Board 28 October 2014 ITF Corporate Partnership Board Projects Highlight Ways Forward on Looming Policy Issues The findings of the first four projects launched by the ITF Corporate Partnership Board CPB the organisation s platform for engaging with the private sector were launched in Paris yesterday The first round of projects provide input on a range of hot button policy issues Autonomous Driving Urban Mobility Mobility Data Logistics Performance CPB projects are designed to enrich policy discussion with a business perspective They are launched in areas where CPB member companies identify an emerging issue in transport policy or an innovation challenge to the transport system Led by the ITF work is carried out in a collaborative fashion in working groups consisting of CPB member companies external experts and ITF researchers Among the many insights from the first round of CPB projects are real eye openers said ITF Secretary General José Viegas at the presentation These reports will prove extremely valuable in stimulating policy debate in many countries and in many contexts The current members of the CPB are Bombardier Transportation China Communications and Construction Company CCCC China Ocean Shipping Company COSCO HERE Global Kapsch TrafficCom Meridiam Michelin Nissan PTV Group Total SerTrans Logistics Uber Volvo Go to more information on the CPB and its projects Go to photos from the CPB meeting 27 October 2014 Go to all Updates Road Safety 01 October 2014 Towards Zero Road Deaths Reducing road fatalities and serious injuries by helping governments to implement a safe system approach in road safety is the objective of a new ITF Working Group launched on 1 October in Paris The Working Group on the Implementation of a Safe System Approach will develop actionable policy guidance for countries who aim to improve their road safety performance and in the long run eliminate road traffic as a cause of death or serious injuries Vision Zero is official policy in a number of countries as well as in cities such as New York or San Francisco A key element of attaining Vision Zero is creating a Safe System in which responsibility for safety is placed not on the road user but on system design The road system should be conceived in ways that are forgiving of human error The group s work programme will build on a previous ITF report Towards Zero Ambitious Road Safety Targets and the Safe Systems Approach published in 2008 Countries would like some further advice and guidance said Working Group chairman Iain Cameron Australia at the kick off meeting He said that a lot of progress had been made in the six years since the initial report which could now be reviewed We can capture some of the progress and hear about the challenges Cameron said We can put that together and provide some support for leaders in the countries see video for full interview The new ITF working group comprises 28 top level road safety experts from 23 countries and from the World Health Organisation the World Bank the International Road Assessment Programme iRAP the Global New Car Assessment Programme Global NCAP and the FIA Foundation The new working group will present an interim report in November 2015 coinciding with the half way point of the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety 2010 15 The full life cycle of the working group is two years and a final report will be completed by the end of 2016 Go to more information on the Working Group on Safe System Implementation Go to more information on the Towards Zero report Go to all Updates Roundtable 23 September 2014 Improved Policy Making Tools Reviewed by Experts at ITF International experts at an ITF Roundtable on transport investment assessment have recommended that governments use an audit approach during a project s development and delivery on a model similar to that currently used in the UK that policy makers and the public can better understand the economic benefits and expected outputs of transport schemes by using case studies that further more scientific approaches to understanding causality should be used to appreciate the impact that any transport scheme ultimately has The ITF Roundtable titled Ex post assessments of transport investments and policy interventions Prerequisites and methodological challenges was held in Paris France from 15 16 September Chaired by UK expert Tom Worsley the Roundtable brought together international experts to review practices examine data and review the range of tools which can be employed This is the first Roundtable for which ITF offers video on demand recordings of presentations as a new service Presentations TPICS TIGER and US Experience A Focus on Case based Ex Ante Economic Impact Assessment Stephen Fitzroy Economic Development Research Group USA Permanent Observatories as Tools for Ex Post Assessment a French Case Study Alain Bonnafous Laboratoire d Economie des Transports France The National Audit Office s Value for Money Assessment of Transport Investments Geraldine Barker National Audit Office UK Causal Inference for Ex Post Evaluation of Transport Interventions Dan Graham Imperial College of London UK Go to more information on the Roundtable Environment 15 September 2014 ITF Gearing up for UN Climate Change Summit World leaders will convene in New York for the UN Climate Summit 2014 next week The summit called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon for 23 September is intended to catalyse action for combatting climate change One of eight action areas identified is transport the first time the UN has targeted the sector as a climate policy player in its own right Building on this important development ITF is feeding its expertise into the UN process in multiple ways The Global Fuel Economy Initiative GFEI of which ITF is a member has been selected as an Energy Efficiency Accelerator by the UN s Sustainable Energy for All SE4ALL initiative GFEI held an Accelerator Symposium in Paris on 5 September hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology Sustainable Development and Energy and will be present at the Climate Summit in New York in the main energy session In the pre summit week ITF Secretary General José Viegas is at the Asian Development Bank s Transport Forum in Manila Philippines underlining the crucial role of the Asian economies and their transport policy choices for sustainable development On 22 September Viegas will be in New York for a high level summit side event with Michael Bloomberg President of the C40 Group of cities and former mayor of New York Achim Steiner Executive Director of the UN Environmental Programme UNEP and Maria van der Hoeven Executive Director of the International Energy Agency IEA The focus will be on the contribution of rail to sustainable low carbon development ITF is also preparing to support the work of UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon s High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport Following the appointment of Olof Persson CEO of Volvo Group and member of ITF s Corporate Partnership Board as co chair of the Advisory Group José Viegas met with Persson s senior staff in Paris to discuss potential ITF input A second meeting is planned during the Climate Summit in New York Go to ITF work on environment Go to information on GFEI and the recent Accelerator Symposium external link Go to the UN Climate Summit 2014 website external link Go to the ADB Transport Forum Website external link Event 10 September 2014 Improving travel time reliability brings tangible economic benefits Reducing uncertainty for travellers about the time it will take to reach their destination should become a policy priority for authorities Research shows that the cost of unreliable travel may rival that of congestion a topic on which transport policy has traditionally focused This is the key message of a presentation by International Transport Forum ITF senior economist Jari Kauppila at the ITS World Congress in Detroit 7 11 September Cobo Center Detroit MI Shifting the focus from reducing travel time to reducing its variability implies a move from policies to build new infrastructure to better management of existing infrastructure and to information provision for the users to enable better planning of the journey Intelligent Transport Systems ITS play a key role in tapping the benefits of increased reliability of transport systems A study on the A6 motorway in France showed that effective traffic management could reduce average travel time for a 20km long section by 12 and the buffer needed to account for variability by 45 Reliability represents a major network characteristic that should be recognised when considering investment options says Kauppila Reliability should therefore be incorporated into cost benefit assessment Go to more information on the ITS session external link Go to Media Release on Improving Travel Time Reliability Environment 01 September 2014 The cost of air pollution Health impacts of road transport Outdoor air pollution kills more than 3 5 million people a year globally far more than was previously estimated Air pollution has now become the biggest environmental cause of premature death overtaking poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water In most OECD countries the death toll from heart and lung diseases caused by air pollution is much higher than the one from traffic accidents The report The cost of air pollution Health impacts of road transport presented by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría at the ITF s Annual Summit on 21 May 2014 calls for a phasing out of tax incentives for diesel among its recommendations Go to the OECD report on The cost of air pollution Health impacts of road transport external link Go to ITF work on health impacts of cycling Go to ITF work on health impacts of walking Environment 12 August 2014 ITF pledges support to UN High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon photo has announced the creation of a High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport Over the next three years the Group will develop recommendations on sustainable transport for the UN Secretary General that are actionable on global national local and sector levels The recommendations are intended to feed as transport specific initiatives into a comprehensive sustainable development agenda for the time after 2015 the target date for the UN s Millennium Development Goals The creation of the UN High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport constitutes an important step towards focusing on transport as a priority building block for sustainable development said Viegas More than 40 years after the first oil crisis of 1973 and more than 20 years after global warming became a household word transport is still 97 dependent on fossil fuels and produces almost 25 of man made carbon emissions The time has come to end this because it is simply unsustainable Viegas also pledged support for Secretary General Ban Ki Moon s initiative The International Transport Forum which brings together the ministers with responsibility for transport of 54 countries is prepared to support the High Level Advisory Group in whatever ways it can The Advisory Group will be co chaired by Olof Persson President and CEO of Sweden s Volvo Group a founding member of the ITF s Corporate Partnership Board and Carolina Tohá the mayor of Santiago de Chile The 12 members are drawn from different parts of the transport community including public transport logistics the automotive industry maritime shipping railways energy and urban planning as well as city officials Photo United Nations Go to the ITF press release Go to ITF work on the environment Go to the UN announcement of the High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport external link audio Go to UN information on the Millennium Development Goals external link Event 18 July 2014 Putting Transport on the Latin American Investment Agenda ITF Secretary General José Viegas brought a transport perspective to the OECD s 4th Conference on Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean in Lima Peru on 7 8 July Themed Bridging infrastructure gaps through smart investment the event co organised by the OECD the government of Peru and the Inter American Development Bank IDB and opened by Peruvian Prime Minister René Cornejo Diaz explored the needs and opportunities for investment in the region with a view to maximizing economic and development benefits generated by infrastructure investment Mr Viegas moderated a panel on Investment in transport corporate strategies and regulatory challenges pictured and was a discussant on the concluding panel together with Colombian transport minister Cecilia Álvarez Correa Glen In Santiago Chile Secretary General Viegas met with Chilean minister of transport Andres Gomez Lobo and Vice Minister Cristián Bowen to discuss next steps for the implementation of the planned Logistics Observatory for which Chile and the ITF had signed a letter of intent at the ITF Summit in Germany in May Intensified co operation in other areas such as ITF s research activities and with respect to Chilean public transport projects were also discussed In Santiago Mr Viegas also met with board members of leading transport companies including LAN the Chilean airline and Ultranav shipping and ports Photo ProInversión Perú Flickr Go to Conference webpage Conference photos Go to ITF work on infrastructure Event 20 June 2014 Exploring Transport Options for Asian Cities Many Asian countries are experiencing significant urbanisation and confront related transport challenges in their cities due to sprawl congestion pollution safety and access A joint seminar on 24 June in Tokyo organised by Japan s Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport MLIT with the Association of South East Asian Nations ASEAN and the ITF explored future policy directions in the context of the ASEAN Japan Senior Transport Officials Meeting STOM which brings together the region s Vice Ministers in charge of transport In his keynote ITF Secretary General José Viegas emphasised the importance of smarter modal integration and land use policies He particularly highlighted the ongoing conceptual shift from transport as a provider of mobility to an enabler of access Viegas also underlined ITF s commitment to intensify relations with the emerging nations of the region Photo tokyoform Flickr cc More on ITF Urban Transport work Seminar Programme pdf Cycling 06 June 2014 ITF Stimulates Debate on Cycling in Canada ITF s participation at Canada s Go Vélo Montréal Festival culminated in a keynote address by economist and cycling expert Philippe Crist on 28 May by invitation of Vélo Quebec Selected media following the event Payant les vélos en ville Radio Canada 28 May Vélo Montréal doit s inspirer de l Europe Le Devoir 27 May Le vélo à Montréal en cinq questions TVA Nouvelles 28 May Pédaler à Montréal Comme en Europe La Presse 27 May Comment rester dans le peloton CiBL 3 June Montréal toujours capitale nord américaine du vélo CiBL 29 May More on ITF Cycle Safety work Summit 21 May 2014 Summit 2014 Session summaries video photo highlights online ITF s Annual Summit on Transport for a Changing World was from 21 23 May Session summaries including key quotes videos photos are online Roundtable Report 13 May 2014 New ITF Report Reviews Global Experience in Airport Expansion The latest ITF report Expanding Airport Capacity in Large Urban Areas reviews international experience in reconciling planning and environmental constraints with demand for airport capacity and the potential benefits in terms of productivity and growth from developing international airline services Experience is compared in London New York Tokyo Osaka Sydney and in Germany s main airports with particular attention to the dynamics of airline markets and implications for airport planning in multi airport cities Access the report Information on Ministers Roundtable on Expanding Airport Capacity at 2014 Summit Statistics Brief 28 April 2014 Global Freight Data Highlight Continuous Dependency on Asia led Growth The latest update of global freight data collected by the ITF through December 2013 reinforces Asia s role as the locomotive of growth USA and EU27 external trade measured in tonnes of goods moved remain stagnant Dependency on Asia especially China for global growth intensifies Brazil s external trade by air considered as a lead indicator declines to below pre crisis levels Inland freight remains weak in the EU area the USA and the Russian Federation Photo Gavin Craigie Flickr cc Download the Statistics Brief for free Discussion Paper 24 April 2014 Ensuring Safe Travel for Women Safe travel for all road users is a prerequisite for ensuring sustainable and inclusive cities Providing safe transport systems is an objective for sustainable transport because risk of injuries and deaths from traffic crashes has become a major public health concern worldwide Safe travel options for women in general and specifically low income women are important for addressing livelihood and poverty issues for a significant proportion of urban population in low income countries like India The latest ITF Discussion Paper presents data from the Indian capital Delhi pop 16 4 million and Vishakhapattanam a southern Indian city pop 1 7 million comparing the travel patterns of women and men The household survey in Delhi focused on low income settlements since poverty adds another dimension to gender bias The survey repeated after ten years shows that travel patterns remained unchanged Women travel shorter distances are dependent on lower cost modes walking and public transport and perform multi purpose linked trips In view of the sustainability requirements lower mobility of women must be addressed by ensuring safe accessibility to employment opportunities by walking bicycles and public transport The paper concludes with possible interventions required to ensure safe and secure travel of women at land use planning level and street design level Photo Meena Kadri Flickr cc Planning and designing transport systems to ensure safe travel for women Commissioned for WIIT Conference 2014 Event 16 April 2014 ITF Out in Force for Top European Transport Event ITF Secretary General José Viegas delivered an opening keynote speech on Innovation in Transport at the plenary session From Research to Deployment a Driver for Job Creation in Europe at the 2014 Transport Research Arena TRA on 14 April in Paris TRA is the major conference on transport in Europe bridging the gap between research and the market to improve European transport competitiveness with over 3 000 participants expected Mr Viegas also moderated a session on Urban Innovation and Change the Dynamic Nexus of Transport Environment and Health in the presence of Khatuna Gogaladze Georgian Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection on 14 April Stephen Perkins ITF Head of Research spoke at the Road Safety Economics Highlights for Public Decision Making on 14 April and also at the session on International Co operation in Transport Research on 15 April ITF Economist Jari Kauppila delivered a speech at the session on Sharing Crash Modification Functions CMF an OECD Report Offers a World of Possibilities also on 15 April ITF Head of Policy and Summit Preparation Mary Crass was moderator of the Gala Dinner of the Women s Issues in Transportation Conference on 14 April attended by Jean Todt President of the Fédération Internationale de l Automobile FIA and Michelle Yeoh Global Ambassador for the Make Roads Safe campaign Stephen Perkins was chair of the Bridging the Gap Among Countries session of the conference on 16 April A seminar on The Impact of Distracted Driving and Fatigue on Road Safety organised by ITF during TRA addressed the concerns for safety linked to use of mobile and on board information in vehicles on 15 April More information on the Distracted Driving Seminar TRA Official Website external website Women s Issues in Transportation Conference WIIT external website Planning and designing transport systems to ensure safe travel for women ITF Discussion Paper commissioned for WIIT Conference 2014 Event 24 March 2014 Rethinking Urban Transport for a Changing World Policy makers face both challenges and opportunities from a rapidly changing demography and the advancement of information and communication technology ICT Changes in demography have been most noticeable in East Asia especially in Japan Korea and China And the ICT revolution is rapidly changing lifestyles in these countries and elsewhere by enabling previously unthinkable levels of information exchange and connectivity The transport sector needs to adapt to these changes and focus on the opportunities they present Nowhere is this more evident than in an urban context where rapid growth of cities poses enormous challenges for transport but increasing connectivity is already becoming part of the answer A joint seminar this week in Seoul Korea organised jointly by the Korea Transport Institute KOTI and the International Transport Forum ITF at the OECD takes a look at Urban Transport for a Changing World in an Asian context with a focus on China Japan and Korea Experts from the three countries will present best practice cases for mutual benchmarking on 26 and 27 March complemented by contributions from the World Bank and the ITF The seminar s findings will provide important input for ITF s upcoming 2014 Summit of Transport Ministers which will take place in Leipzig Germany from 21 to 23 May Urban Transport for a Changing World is the fifth seminar held jointly by KOTI and ITF since 2010 with a view to sharing knowledge and strengthen cooperation on subject areas of mutual interest The first seminar in 2010 examined green growth in transport in 2011 the focus was on promotion policies and critical evaluation of electric vehicles The 2012 seminar explored seamless public transport for all and the 2013 theme was funding transport Photo tokyoform Flickr cc Seminar information on the KOTI website external link Download latest seminar programme pdf More information on past KOTI ITF joint seminars More information on ITF s 2014 Summit of Transport Ministers Peer Review 05 March 2014 Mexican Railways Peer Review Released The performance of the Mexican freight rail industry has shown continuous improvement since the creation of the current industry structure in 1995 A peer review of the country s railway freight commissioned by the Mexican government and released by ITF today notes that quality of management technical quality of railway infrastructure and rolling stock capital and labour productivity traffic levels and market shares have all improved markedly The report calls this a transformation in industry prospects that hardly seemed possible prior to the reforms of 1995 Traffic has since doubled and the modal share of rail freight increased by more than a third Mexico s railways now carry more freight than any railway in the European Union apart from Germany and more than those of France Spain Italy and Austria combined and as much general freight as Brazil Mexico s main rail freight concessions are the most productive freight railways if the mining sector is excluded in Latin America To build on this success the review recommends that regulatory institutions and capacity be strengthened to address pricing and capacity issues associated with trackage rights More systematic data should be captured to allow the regulator to make determinations on these in an informed and objective way as regards risks costs and benefits This also applies to system structure and potential access and tariff regulation ITF Head of Research Stephen Perkins and Economist Aimée Aguilar Jaber presented the review to the Trade and Industry Development Committee of the Senate of Mexico on 19 February and at a Senate hearing with stakeholders on 5 March The report was produced in close collaboration with the Ministry of Transport Photo Jims photos Flickr cc Read the peer review PDF See Senate Transportation Committee presentation PDF See media mentions Research Report 18 February 2014 Every Kilometre Cycled Benefits Society The health benefits to society from cycling outweigh negative impacts by up to a factor of 20 according to ITF s latest research report Cycling Health and Safety The report published at a time when many cities are seeking to increase the share of cycling amidst concerns for safety shows that the key to delivering overall benefits from cycling is creating a safe system through government policy and city action Among the recommendations for policy makers is the moderation of some urban road speeds to 30km h or less and the use of separated cycling infrastructure to increase the number of new cyclists Attracting new cyclists gains the greatest health benefits through increased physical activity including reducing risks linked to cardiovascular disease obesity and Type 2 diabetes M ore information and access the report Summit 2014 04 February 2014 International organisations meet at ITF to develop Summit 2014 themes Each year in preparation for its Annual Summit the ITF invites international organisations to its consultation day to hear priority issues related to the Summit theme The 2014 consultation day on the theme Transport for a Changing World was held on 31 January in Paris gathering over 35 organisations and providing a direct input to the content development of the sessions for the 2014 Summit More information Photos from the event Organisation 21 January 2014 ITF Inaugurates New Platform for Co operation with Private Sector The International Transport Forum has opened a new chapter in its long standing co operation with the corporate world Twelve multi national companies from seven countries met in Paris on 20 January to inaugurate the Forum s new Corporate Partnership Board CPB and set a roadmap for private sector knowledge sharing with policy makers The CPB will serve as the International Transport Forum s mechanism for including expert knowledge from corporations in transport and related areas for policy analysis CPB activities will comprise the launch of policy analysis projects events and publications on the basis of an annual work plan that will be agreed by members The CPB s founding members are Volvo Sweden automotive China Communications Construction Company Group CCCC China infrastructure COLAS France infrastructure China Ocean Shipping Group Company COSCO China shipping Ekol Logistics Turkey logistics Kapsch TrafficCom Austria Intelligent Transport Systems Meridiam Infrastructure France financial sector Michelin France automotive Nissan Japan automotive PTV Group Germany Intelligent Transport Systems SerTrans Turkey logistics Total France energy The inaugural CPB meeting agreed on operating guidelines and created a standing committee to govern the board s tactical business under the chairmanship of the ITF Secretary General Corporate Partners will make proposals for the first round of projects by early February 2014 which will then be consolidated by the standing committee Work on CPB projects is slated to start in March presentation of first results is planned for October 2014 The CPB is expected to grow from the initial twelve members to a maximum of 50 members over three years It supersedes the ITF Advisory Board The next plenary meeting of the CPB will be held during the Annual Summit of Transport Ministers in Leipzig Germany on 21 23 May 2014 I am delighted that a dozen multi national companies have agreed to become founding members of ITF s Corporate Partnership Board said José Viegas Secretary General of the ITF I laud their entrepreneurial spirit and look forward to working with them The corporate world is at the frontier of new developments in the transport sector and the Corporate Partnership Board will help the ITF to integrate the cutting edge perspective of business into our analysis even better and provide relevant evidence based advice to policy makers Patrick Oliva Senior Vice President at Michelin said The CPB represents a very promising step forward in securing a confident dialogue between the public and private sector in the field of transport innovation Tomorrow s transport requires not only audacious technologies but also forward looking policies worldwide I am very pleased to announce our cooperation with the CPB This is certainly an exciting and strategically important task for us because the implementation of sustainable mobility solutions is based on a close partnership between the worlds of business and politics We are looking forward to sharing our extensive expertise in the field of advanced intelligent transport technologies and contributing to the development of sustainable and innovative transport solutions said Vincent Kobesen CEO of PTV Group Declaration 13 January 2014 Road Safety Experts Agree Recommendations for Data Collection and Analysis The critical importance of better data to improve road safety has led international road safety experts from 40 countries to issue the Buenos Aires Declaration on Better Safety Data for Better Road Safety Outcomes The Declaration recommends 12 measures for improving the collection and analysis of road safety data as a critical tool to design effective road safety policies Among these are the requirement for a minimum set of data for analysing road safety which includes not only safety data but also contextual data safety data should be aggregated at national level using a lead national agency and the need to understand the relationship between road safety performance and economic development The recommendations are a result of the ongoing road safety work of ITF s International Road Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group IRTAD and the Ibero American Road Safety Observatory OISEVI a co operative body of Latin American countries for the reduction of road accidents by improvements in safety data Better data is fundamental to achieving the objectives of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety a halving the expected level of road deaths by 2020 Read the Buenos Aires Declaration on Better Safety Data for Better Road Safety Outcomes Go to more information on IRTAD Publication 06 January 2014 Funding Urban Transport in London In our compendium on funding urban public transport ITF with the International Association of Public Transport UITP looks at how the challenges of financing urban transport systems in the face of increasing urbanisation are being met in 10 cities of ITF member countries These case studies highlight the diversity of local situations and needs as well as the important role of national governments in supporting resilient funding architectures The third ITF member country city in the series London transformed the challenge represented by the expected fast growth in population and jobs in the next 20 years into an opportunity for establishing public transport as key driver of economic development and attractiveness of the city This opened the way to ambitious programmes of development and modernisation of public transport in London This is supported by a combination of funding sources involving not only users and different levels of government but also the beneficiaries of improved public transport in London as well as innovative third party funding arrangements The case study examines the roles of various key actors government transport authorities and operators funding systems and the opportunities and challenges ahead for the London region Photo gmacfayden Flickr cc Go to the Case Study Compendium Statistics Brief 19 December 2013 Shifting Economic Mass to Emerging Economies Shown in Global Freight Data The latest update of global freight data collected by ITF through September 2013 reinforces the observation of a shift of economic mass to emerging economies USA and EU27 exports increase strongly and imports decline markedly reflecting weak domestic demand and stronger performance of emerging economies EU external trade by air considered as a lead indicator rebounds above pre crisis peak indicating a potential improvement of the economic outlook Road and rail freight data continue to point out weak domestic demand especially in the EU area Photo Oktay Ortakcioglu istockphoto D ownload the Statistics Brief for free Roundtable 18 December 2013 First ITF Roundtable in India to Focus on High Speed Rail An ITF Roundtable on The Economics of Investment in High Speed Rail in New Delhi on 18 19 December will deliberate the conditions under which investment in high speed rail delivers positive economic returns Experts will examine the key factors that drive the costs of high speed rail investment and review the economic benefits Papers will review experience in a range of countries that have developed large high speed rail networks Experts on the economics of smaller scale high speed rail systems will also attend the discussions ITF and international experts will join Montek Singh Ahluwalia Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Government of India and Mallikarjun Kharge Minister of Railways Photo Arnaud Lizeray Flickr cc Go to more information on the Roundtable Publication 10 December 2013 Policy decisions are key determinant for more sustainable transport The volume of global transport could double or

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  • International Transport Forum/OECD Joint Transport Research Centre
    the global transport community providing evidence based insights on transport policy issues Our researchers are committed to delivering impartial analysis of the highest quality The work of the International Transport Forum is underpinned by economic research statistics collection and policy analysis often undertaken in collaboration with many of the world s leading research figures in academia business and government It aims to facilitate the exchange of information internationally and draw operational conclusions for policy makers The overall objective is to improve the capacity for decision making in the 57 member countries of the International Transport Forum Contributions from the research community are an important part of the discussions at the International Transport Forum s Annual Summit Longer term research projects are organised by the International Transport Forum s Research Centre under the oversight of transport ministries and research agencies through the Joint Transport Research Committee Much of the work is undertaken by experts from these agencies working collaboratively to report on the latest results of policy relevant research Leading academics regulators and government economists are regularly engaged in debate in the Research Centre s roundtables on critical issues for transport policy The results of research are published and available as

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  • International Transport Forum Member Countries
    21st century The International Transport Forum acts as their platform to advance transport policy and practice with a view to ensuring transport s contribution to economic growth environmental protection social inclusion and the preservation of human life and well being The cornerstones of this work are the International Transport Forum s Annual Summit and the Research Centre ITF Member Countries Click flag to see related Transport Ministers Albania Denmark Korea

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  • Intergovernmental Organisation
    acts as their platform to advance transport policy and practice with a view to ensuring transport s contribution to economic growth environmental protection social inclusion and the preservation of human life and well being The cornerstones of this work are the International Transport Forum s Annual Summit and the Research Centre ITF Member Countries Click flag to see related Transport Ministers Albania Denmark Korea Romania Armenia Estonia Latvia Russia Australia

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  • Key Documents from the International Transport Forum
    November 2013 German translation provided by the German Federal Ministry of Transport Building and Urban Development Dublin Declaration 1 June 2006 ECMT protocol 17 October 1953 bilingual English French Summit Outputs from Ministers Declaration from Ministers on Transport Trade and Tourism 2015 Declaration from Ministers on Transport for a Changing World 2014 Declaration from Ministers on Funding Transport 2013 Declaration from Ministers on Seamless Transport Making Connections 2012 Key Messages

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  • José Viegas, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum
    Mr Viegas has had a distinguished career in academia and in the private sector before joining the ITF A full Professor of Transport at the Technical University of Lisbon he served as Director of MIT Portugal s Transport Systems focus area As chairman of TIS pt consultants he advised governments and international institutions on key transport projects and policies At the helm of the ITF Mr Viegas has implemented new initiatives to increase value for member countries He has created a work stream for rapid delivery policy analysis for countries strengthened ITF s links with the private sector through the ITF Corporate Partnership Board and advanced the harmonisation of pan European road transport by helping to secure approval for the Quality Charter developed by ITF s European Road Transport Group Mr Viegas has also guided ITF through the implementation of its Revised Mandate and new General Rules as well as taking a leading role in reforming ITF s funding structure Mr Viegas holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Technical University in Lisbon and undertook postgraduate studies in regional Studies at the University of Karlsruhe Germany He speaks fluent Portuguese English French Spanish German and Italian In September 2015

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  • Corporate Partnership Board | International Transport Forum
    International Transport Forum s 54 member countries mandated the creation of a formal mechanism for engaging with the private sector The Corporate Partnership Board CPB was created as this platform for dialogue with business The ITF and the ministries it represents invite leading companies from across the transport spectrum to join the CPB Designed to grow over a three year period Partners will form a global network of some 50 companies from across all transport modes and closely related areas like energy finance IT who understand the challenges to transport and want to work with policy makers to find solutions Governance The governing body of the International Transport Forum is the Council of Ministers of the member countries CMT The CMT and its representatives the Transport Management Board TMB will be regularly informed of the agenda and work of the CPB Composition The CPB shall be composed of companies Partners with a clear international perspective in their activities and which play an active role in the transport sector or associated domains The composition of the CPB should be as broad as possible in terms of geography transport mode and sector where applicable It is envisaged that the Corporate Partnership Board

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