TRA2024 – Highlights on a Memorable Event 

One week after a very dense and fruitful TRA2024 that attracted the highest number of delegates and countries ever, we would like to extend our deepest thank and appreciation to the Irish Organisers e.g. TII, UCD, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, and CPI, and in particular to Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Jack Chambers, for making TRA 2024 such a memorable and successful event.

Thanks as well to all stakeholders and partners engaged in the different TRA Committees for contributing to draw such a rich and diverse programme, and for the great collaboration. ECTRI was glad to be part of that journey.

Wrapping up on our presence – ECTRI at TRA2024, it was:

🟢 6 Strategic and Special Sessions on major transport issues for presenting key research results and confronting views with industries and decision-makers
🟢 The organisation of TRA VISIONS young and senior competitions for the cross modal pillar recognizing the brightest transport innovators
🟢 A vibrant ‘Research Village Associations’ stand together with FEHRL & Eurnex E.V. visited by hundreds of delegates for sharing ideas and fostering connections with the European transport research Community
🟢 A partnership with our fully Open-Access Journal, hashtag#ETRR, for publishing the best papers of the Conference
🟢 The organisation of our Spring General Assembly, and of the Mid-Year Meeting of Transportation Research Board International Coordinating Council
🟢 And dozens of meetings and inspiring exchanges with peers, partners and stakeholders on the future of transport and mobility, in margin of the exhibition, sessions and social event

Thanks to all who joined!

📸 TRA2024 album 
🎤 Presentations at the stand 
📊 Posters showcased at the stand 

Last but not least – thanks to all ECTRI members who massively joined the conference and presented their work.

ECTRI Members at TRA2024, it’s:
🔵 116 presentations in Technical sessions and 87 Posters
🔵 29 experts speaking in Special Sessions, 6 in Strategic and 2 in Plenaries
🔵 26 experts moderating
🔵 More than 30 executive (Directors and Heads Of Departments) from the major Transport and Mobility Research Centres and Universities in Europe.

In total, 27 organisations member of ECTRI were represented at the Conference – Kudos to National Technical University of Athens, German Aerospace Center, University College Dublin and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for the highest number of presentations.

ECTRI looks forward to engage and support the next TRA Conference in Budapest, Hungary May 18-21, 2026 ! Save-The-Date for hashtag#TRA2026

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