On January 28, 2020 ECTRI took part in the ITF consultation day with international organisations in Paris at OECD headquarters.
This meeting is held annually to prepare the ITF20 Summit, this year under the theme Transport Invocation for Sustainable Development. ECTRI was glad to contribute to the forthcoming Summit discussions on how recent advances in new technologies and business models can enhance the accessibility, safety and efficiency of transport infrastructure and services. Furthermore and by extension contribute to achieving the goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what governance framework is needed to enable this.
Being critically important that research results are brought into practice, ECTRI has committed to co-organise, together with ITF, TRB and WCTRS, the ITF PreSummit Research Day. This event, on May 26th, will bring together top academics and researchers to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme. It offers great opportunity to exchange ideas not only between researchers, but also with representatives from governments, cities, and other decision makers. A call for abstracts will shortly be launched. Stay tuned !