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The rapid development of high-speed rail (HSR) networks has been observed worldwide in recent years. The experience of states operating these systems demonstrates that they are setting new standards of quality and contributing to the renaissance of railway as a mode of transport. The development of an HSR network in the TER region would significantly improve the competitiveness of rail,
The construction and maintenance of road infrastructure is an important area of most countries’ national economies, but also one of the least digitized sub-sectors. It suffers from the presence of systemic shortcomings including an insufficient level of cooperation, inadequate information management, and limited investment in technology, research and development. These shortcomings often result
The Trans-European North-South Motorway (TEM) Project was initiated to facilitate road traffic in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and to assist with the process of integrating European transport infrastructure systems. One of the objectives of the Project is to improve the road network’s management. This report aims to provide TEM member countries with up-to-date information about how
The Trans-European North-South Motorway (TEM) Project was initiated to facilitate road traffic in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and to assist with the process of integrating European transport infrastructure systems. In order to improve the road network’s management, the Project provides TEM member countries with benchmarking of the current capacities of asset management, with up-to-
International rail passenger transport is of fundamental importance to the movement of people across borders in the ECE region. Its central role was highlighted in Inland Transport Committee Resolution No. 264. The COVID-19 pandemic offers, beyond its negative economic impacts that remain to be recovered from, the opportunity to reconsider the role of rail transport in the ECE region and further
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has placed our increasingly interconnected world in an unprecedented situation. This crisis has generated human distress and an economic downturn that is impacting global efforts to improve livelihoods and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the early response to restraining the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, limited
Member States in the ECE and WHO European Region established the Transport,Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) in 2002. By providing an intersectoral and intergovernmental policy framework, THE PEP promotes mobility and transport strategies that integrate environmental and health concerns. Over the years, THE PEP has led to the development of implementation mechanisms to
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a new mobility concept gaining pace in many cities around the world. Its value proposition concerns integration of mobility services which is realized by providing trip planning and one-stop fare purchase for the user through a single platform.Since MaaS is only emerging, the analysis of real-life demonstrations is still limited and, thus, evidence on the
Regional maps available here Extreme weather events, some of which are increasing in intensity and frequency, as well as slower onset climate changes (for example, sea level rise) and cumulative effects can result in transportation infrastructure damages, operational disruptions, and
As part of the ongoing activities of the Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) a workshop titled “Making rail freight more competitive: The coordinated development of the rail network with a focus on how to work together at the government and sectoral levels on the EATL” was held at the seventy-third session of the Working Party.Over 60 participants from national administrations,
As part of the ongoing activities of the Working Party on Rail Transport (SC.2) a workshop titled “Making the railways of the future for the region” was held at the seventy-second session of the Working Party.Over 65 participants from national administrations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector discussed, over a number of sessions, the role of
During recent decades governments all around the world were faced with a complicated set of options for investing in transport, including transport infrastructure. This publication examines main principles for determining the most appropriate models for financing transport infrastructure expenditures but also illustrates and analyses many innovative ways to finance transport infrastructure.
Brochure on Trans-European Motorways (TEM) ProjectThis brochure gives an overview of the TEM project, its objectives, organization and how to join it.
Road Safety Audit (RSA) and Road Safety Inspection (RSI) are road infrastructure safety management measures which are considered as important engineering tools for improving infrastructure safety. Road safety is frequently discussed at the TEM Steering Committee, which commissioned Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Inspection on the TEM Network report.The report
TEM Project Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 is a roadmap for the implementation of the TEM Project for 2017 – 2021.The Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 value proposition:The TEM Project aims to support UNECE and the Inland Transport Committee in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals related to road infrastructure management;TEM Project will interpret and translate the Sustainable Development Goals
This study on railway reform in the ECE Region looks at the history of railway reform within its member States and looks at how it has been implemented through a number of examples, highlighting that railway reform across the ECE region has taken different forms in terms of institutional structure, market participants and development of the sector.
Phase 1 of the Highspeed Masterplan for the TER region has now been completed. The study is available here and covers the following areas:- An introduction to, and history of, High Speed Railways- A review of the benefit, political background, best practice and status of high-speed- Review of related work,
This leaflet, prepared by the Sustainable Transport Division of the UNECE in cooperation with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), highlights the importance and potential benefits to Contracting Parties of the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets and the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods.It
The inclusion of urban transport in the SDG 11 is further confirmation that transport is an essential component of the overall sustainable development. It is crucial to eradicating poverty and economic growth (access to markets and jobs), improving education (access to schools), protecting child and maternal health (access to medical services), and enhancing
Border inefficiencies are estimated to cost twice the amount of tariffs, while the removal of those inefficiencies could increase global trade by as much as US$ 1 trillion and create as many as 21 million jobs worldwide. Even though border crossing issues vary from