Fuelled by the fall of the Iron Curtain and by the accession of the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Hungary to the European Union and the Schengen Agreement, an economic integration of the CENTROPE region is taking place. This process causes an increase of transport. On of the biggest future challenges will be the provision of environmentally compatible and sustainable transport infrastructure for both individual and public transport. To be able to assess transport infrastructure investments on a sound basis, transport models are used to simulate effects. Until now, for administrative and financial reasons only several stand-alone transport models exist which end at the borders of administrative units and therefore don't allow for a cross-border view.
The target of this project is to build a cross-border transport model for the CENTROPE region, to support the infrastructure planning process in the area.
The transport model will be intermodal, covering motorized individual transport as well as public transport (bus, rail, underground), bike traffic and pedestrians.
As the project is financed from public funds, the results will be accessible for all interested parties (public authorities, public transport associations, etc., esp. the Advisory Board Members).
The project is realised bilaterally within the three "Programmes for cross-border cooperation" ("creating the future") AT-CZ, AT-HU and SK-AT. (Funding)
|1. Step||VKM AT-SK|
10/2009 - 09/2012
(extended til 06/2013)
|2. Step||VKM AT-HU|
Styria (parts, AT)
10/2011 - 09/2013
(extended til 03/2014)
|3. Step||VKM AT-CZ||Southern Moravia (CZ)|
10/2012 - 03/2014
(extended til 05/2014)
|VKM AT-SK||VKM AT-HU||VKM AT-CZ||Total|
The Advisory Board consists of external supporters of the project, which provide data and can use the project results in return.
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
Municipality of Vienna, MA 18 - Urban Development and Planning
Office of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria
Office of the Provincial Government of Burgenland
Office of the Provincial Government of Styria
Transport Association for Eastern Austria(VOR)
ITS Vienna Region
Mobililty Center Burgenland
Ministry of National Development (NFM)
Institute for Transport Sciences - Northwestern Transdanubia (KTI)
Coordination Center for Transport Development (KKK)