The 2022 edition was held in Lisbon, from November 14 to 17, 2022. The conference welcomed 2,200+ participants, 60 exhibitors, 18 demonstrations, 10 technical visits. 15 young and 6 senior researchers got awarded for their work. Along the 4 days, the rich programme offered a various set of sessions ranging from plenaries (4), Strategic Sessions (12), Scientific & Technical Sessions (48) and Invited Sessions (43).
Each day focused on a specific theme related to the green transition of the transport industry, the subject of the last plenary session being Policies and Economics for a Competitive Europe. Economic recovery and resilient transport require transformative policies, collaborative planning frameworks and enhanced financial tools for sustainable and smart mobility.
Several sessions have been organised and/or supported by ECTRI and its Members. Among those: the Plenary 1 on Smart Solutions and Society; 4 Strategic Sessions on topics such as “Mobility for All”, “CCAM”, “Open Science in Transport” and “LCA approaches”; 6 Invited Sessions, covering “Transport research communication”, “EU-US Cooperation in Transport R&I”, “Improving short and long haul interfaces” and “Educational Infrastructure and Academic Methods on Transport and Mobility”, “Equity and accessibility in Rural Europe” and “Sustainable Road Safety”. Full programme is available at the Resources section below.
ECTRI also contributed to the TRA VISIONS2022 competition, which culminated with the recognition of the young and senior competitions winners at the Opening ceremony and Gala dinner, respectively. Several ECTRI Members were awarded, namely, Thomas McDonald, Newcastle University (Young – Rail), George Yannis, NTUA (Senior – Road), Anu Tuominen, VTT (Senior – Crossmodality) and Rune Elvik, TØI (Honorary Award). The book of TRA VISIONS 2022 is available at the Resources section below.
At the TRA exhibition, ECTRI, EURNEX and FEHRL have joined forces to offer a unique space, called “the research village associations”. A space to meet, exchange and network with our Members and Stakeholders. During coffee and lunch breaks, ECTRI experts from AIT, DLR, Fraunhofer and VTI presented their latest innovative projects and activities.
- Net GHG Impacts of Shared Micromobility in Six World Cities, by Dr Claus Doll (Fraunhofer-ISI, Germany)
- PANACEA EU-H2020 Project, by Dr Anna Anund, VTI, Sweden
- Electrification of transports and battery swapping, by Dr Jonas Jansson, VTI, Sweden
- Mistra Sams program, by Dr Jessica Berg, VTI & K2, Sweden
- Accelerated Road construction testing and advanced pavement performance monitoring – Tools to increase sustainability, circularity and to reach carbon neutral road construction, by Dr Björn Kalman, VTI, Sweden
- KNOWING project – Climate Mitigation Pathways for adaptation and societal transformation, by Flora Fessler, AIT, Austria
Springer Nature was also present at the exhibit, promoting among their portfolio the ETRR journal, which was one of the TRA2022 Journal, selected to publish a Special Issue of selected high-quality papers presented at the conference.
Finally, ECTRI held its Autumn 2022 Assembly of Members on November 16, as a side event of TRA.
ECTRI and its Members are pleased to have contributed to another successful TRA conference. With the common objective of delivering “a more efficient, safer, carbon-free, inclusive, and sustainable transport system in all its modes”, we were thrilled to engage into the many discussions, to propose new ideas and to (re)connect with inspiring peers and colleagues.