Urban Mobility Labs at TRA2018

Exchange and coordination in multi-actor frameworks was made accessible during TRA2018 by different urban mobility labs, giving visitors the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of new potentials for mobility research and innovation during the conference. Various methods were used to give an insight on the toolboxes the different laboratories are using.   Click here to […]

Media Coverage of TRA 2018

Here you can find some of the articles referring to TRA 2018. Many thanks to our Media Partners, Sponsors and Stakeholders who promoted TRA 2018 before, during and after the event!   Advanced Biofuels USA – Are We There Yet? Europe`s Nagging Call for Sustainable Mobility ARTEMIS – ARTEMIS-IA at TRA2018 Austria Innovativ – A […]

Highlights of TRA2018’s Interactive Zone

TRA Interactive Zone – a success story Integrated into the exhibition area, the Interactive Zone has been a unique experience for exhibitors and participants with its more than 40 showcases. In addition to the indoor showcases, the outdoor showcases also benefitted from the perfect weather. The various showcases have been presented in a way that […]

TRA2018 hands over the baton to TRA2020

The next edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA) conference, TRA 2020, will take place at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in the capital of Finland, Helsinki, from 26-30th April 2020. With the theme of “Enabling the transformation – transport and mobility (r)evolution for smart, green and integrated society” TRA 2020 will showcase the disruption of transport […]

Nothing but praise for TRA2018 from member organisations

We asked the European co-organising and supporting organisations to give their overall impressions of TRA2018 and here are the replies that we have received: Clara de la Torre, Director of the Transport Directorate of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation According to Clara de la Torre, Director of the Transport Directorate of the […]

TRA2018 had a particular focus on women

Since women are still strongly underrepresented in the mobility sector (around 22% in Europe), measures are being taken at national,  European (eg declaration) and international level (“Women’s Issues in Transportation” as a politically important network in the USA). In the meantime, gender-relevant measures are being taken in many conferences to increase the visibility of female experts, facilitate the exchange […]

Highlights from the TRA2018 conference programme – Day 3 – Decarbonisation

Sessions of day 3 at TRA2018 focused on the challenges and opportunities of decarbonising transport and mobility. Decarbonisation strategies for 2050 and potential pathways of adopting alternative fuels and increased energy efficiency in both personal mobility and freight transport were discussed to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector, which are still […]

Sponsors delighted with TRA2018, especially the exhibition

We talked to selected sponsors of TRA2018 to ask them about their impressions of the event, and here are the responses we received: ASFINAG “The intensive exchange of content with important innovative players in fields of traffic and infrastructure was gainful and a win-win-situation from the perspective of ASFINAG in the course of this year´s TRA. […]

TRA 2018: Mobility research in Austria definitely heading in the right direction

Transport Research Conference concludes that more cooperation and experience brings trust in new technologies According to international researchers at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018, which ended Mid of April in Vienna, Austria’s transport research is well on track and internationally competitive. The high number of national initiatives are viewed very positively, as they bring […]

Be part of the TRA 2018 smartphone-based transport survey!

With the digitisation of transport-related services and political attention focusing on certain modes of travel and travel practices (car-pooling, multi-modality, public bike systems, etc.), transport surveys are expected to quickly produce information on the practices and profiles of these users. SMART SURVEY is an out-of-the-box solution for conducting detailed transport surveys with smartphones.   Automatic […]

Organise your TRA participation with the TRA 2018 Mobile App

  Plan and organise your participation at #TRA2018 with the specially-designed TRA Conference4me app: Get full details on the programme directly from your mobile phone or tablet Go on an advance virtual tour of TRA 2018 to plan where you need to go Use the app’s unique search functionality to find what you’re looking for […]

ASFINAG is ready for the future

These days, digitalisation affects every inch of our lives in numerous ways. Therefore, highway operation is no exception. That is why we as ASFINAG are very much looking forward to this year’s TRA in Vienna. It will be an opportunity for us to discuss trends and new developments in the transport ecosystem.     Following […]

With “On Track” we want to present you another thematic field in the TRA Interactive Zone!

Rail transport is an attractive and reliable transport mode and represents an integrated part of the overall multimodal mobility system on an international level. In order to ensure the competitiveness of the rail sector in an efficient, safe and eco-friendly transport system, innovation and agility are increasingly important aspects for both passengers and freight railway […]

TRA 2018: Pupils design their future means of transport

To mark the occasion of the largest European transport research conference, the Transport Research Arena (TRA 2018) from 16-19th April 2018 in Vienna, workshops with students will take place in cooperation with the Austrian ScienceCenter-Network (SCN). Five school classes are considering the mobility of the future: What does a future means of transport look like, […]

Winners of both TRA Visions 2018 competitions now selected!

Winners of the two TRA VISIONS 2018 competitions have now been selected, following a shortlisting event which took place at the European Commission’s DG Research in Brussels, Belgium on Friday 15th February. Three winners were chosen per mode (road, rail, waterborne and multi-modal) for the Young Researcher competition and one per mode for the Senior Researcher competition. […]

Presenting the host for TRA2020 – Helsinki, Finland

In 2020, the Transport Research Arena conference will take place in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. The dedicated team of Finnish stakeholders for transport and mobility research, development and innovation (RDI) welcomes the international community of experts, academics and policy-makers to TRA2020 at the end of April 2020! Helsinki is an easily reachable Nordic hub […]

TRA2018 sets spotlight on Startups

Europe’s largest transport research conference, Transport Research Arena TRA, is putting the spotlight on Startups in the field of mobility and transport. Various activities will take place during the four-day conference, which offers an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research […]

The importance of TRA for DG RTD of the European Commission

The European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) develops initiatives and supports policies aimed at encouraging excellent research and boosting innovation to create growth and jobs, while addressing our biggest challenges. One of the core R&I areas is transport, the backbone of our economy and society. In fact, in the coming years  transport is […]

Focus on Startups at TRA2018 – Boost Camp for Founders

TRA2018 will have a focus on Startups in the transport and mobility sector and present several pitchings, matchmaking events and startup exhibitors. In the following weeks we will inform you about the planned activities: Spotlight on Austrian Startups in the exhibition and pitching events on the stage at TRA Interactive Zone Warp Innovation Boost Camp […]

Infrastructure & Asset Management will be another exciting thematic field represented in the Interactive Zone!

Transport Infrastructure needs to be flexible in use and easy adaptable in order to manage the rising demand on existing transport and to guarantee constant functioning of transport services. It is the foundation of any traffic system and a fundamental enabler for new sustainable mobility services. © Montanuniversität Leoben   Showcases forming this thematic area […]

European Transport Research Review (ETTR)

The journal European Transport Research Review (ETRR) is joining forces with TRA in 2018 as media partner. ETRR a is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original high-quality scholarly research and developments in areas related to transportation science, technologies, policy and practice. A selection of the best articles submitted to TRA2018 will be published in […]

When TRA meets TRB

From 7 to 11 January 2018 the Transportation Research Board TRB 97th Annual Meeting took place in Washington, D.C. The team of Transport Research Arena TRA used this framework and was on tour to promote the upcoming largest transport research conference in Europe which will happen from 16 to 19 April 2018 in Vienna. Beside some […]

MSCA and ERC grantees encouraged to join TRA 2018

Since 2006, the Transport Research Arena has been a highlight for researchers, policy-makers and industry leaders of the transport and mobility sector. This year, all the  beneficiaries of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are encouraged to get involved to network with over 3,000 high-level representatives, discover the latest transport trends and promote their research results among international […]

First overview of TRA 2018 programme

The scope of TRA 2018 covers all modes of surface transport: road, rail and waterborne, as well as co-modality issues, applied to both passenger and freight, in urban, inter-urban and long distance settings. Airports are integrated for their contribution to the transport systems. The latest achievements of European research and technological developments will be presented and thoroughly discussed by […]

The Interactive Zone of the TRA 2018 is starting to take shape!

The Interactive Zone was created as a complement to the classic exhibition and the scientific conference at the TRA 2018, where research results and initiatives are supposed to be also experienced first-hand. Aim of the Interactive Zone is especially the presentation and experiencing of European research excellence and technology competence for visitors and specialist media. […]

ECTP committed to success of TRA2018

The European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building  Technology Platform (ECTP) is a leading membership organisation promoting and influencing the future of the Built Environment. First founded in 2004, ECTP gathers 160 Member organisations from across the construction sector and other sectors from the whole supply chain of the Built Environment. ECTP is today one […]

ASFINAG as a strategic partner of TRA 2018

We are glad to present ASFINAG as a strategic partner of the upcoming Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018. ASFINAG is the reliable partner on Austria’s motor- and expressways. Its responsibilities are to plan, finance, build, maintain, operate and collect toll for 2,200 km of roads. The core fields of ASFINAG include traffic management, road safety, […]

The importance of TRA for DG MOVE of the European Commission

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) works in concert with the European Union Member States, European industry, citizens and stakeholders to promote a mobility that is efficient, safe, secure and environmentally friendly and create the conditions for a competitive industry generating growth and jobs. The issues and challenges connected to this require […]

ITS Vienna Region became a bronze sponsor partner

ITS Vienna Region is the competence center for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and became now a bronze sponsor partner of the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2018. It was founded by the three Austrian provinces Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland in 2006. These three provinces finance the project and define the work programme. With more than […]

Kapsch as a gold sponsor of TRA 2018

Kapsch is one of Austria’s leading technology companies with about 6,800 employees around the world. Kapsch was founded in 1892 and is today active in the following business fields: Traffic, Communications, Networks and IT.  We are pleased to present Kapsch as an official gold sponsor partner of TRA 2018!  We talked with Kapsch about the motto […]

Voestalpine supports TRA 2018 as an official gold sponsor

As a global leading technology and capital goods group, voestalpine has a unique competence in railway infrastructure: premium rails, innovative turnout systems, intelligent signalling technology, all backed up with a comprehensive range of value-adding services. The new synergy platform voestalpine Railway Systems develops and offers integrated track solutions which substantially increase the system availability, while drastically […]

Showcases and demonstrations in the Interactive Zone of TRA 2018 take one step closer to reality

The second Call for Expression of Interest for the Interactive Zone closed on 15th September 2017. More than  50 submissions were received, which far exceeded all expectations. A huge variety of  submissions came in, including Virtual Reality Experiences, hands-on demonstrations, demonstration drives in real traffic, rail and flight simulators and prototypes.   The Interactive Zone […]

Siemens becomes an official bronze sponsor of TRA2018

The Mobility Division of Siemens AG is the global market leader for mobility solutions that enables the efficient, safe and ecofriendly transport of people and goods and helps improve the quality of everyday life for millions of people around the globe. The range of offerings includes rail vehicles, rail automation, road traffic management systems and intelligent […]

TRA 2018 features at the Mobility Breakfast 2017 in Alpbach

Industry and research at the Mobility Breakfast 2017 For the sixth time, the Mobility Breakfast took place for students during the Alpbach Technology Symposium from 26-28th August 2017. As every year, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology and AustriaTech invited students to this event where they discussed with experts the need for skilled workers in the […]

ERRAC learns from other transport sectors through TRA 2018

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is supported by the European Commission (EC) and several European Technology Platforms (ETPs) – ERRAC is one of them. We spoke with Andy Doherty, ERRAC Chairman and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Network Rail, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna.   What does “A Digital Era for Transport” mean to you? A […]

TRA 2018 provides many opportunities for WATERBORNE Technology Platform

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is supported by the European Commission (EC) and several European Technology Platforms (ETPs) – WATERBORNE-TP is one of them. We spoke with Christophe Tytgat, the Secretary General of SEA Europe, acting for the WATERBORNE-TP Secretariat, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna.   What does “A Digital Era for Transport” […]

AVL as the first official platinum sponsor of TRA2018

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has more than 8,600 employees all over the world. In 2016, sales revenues reached EUR 1.4 billion. We are pleased to present […]

ETRA predicts a revolution in mobility

The European Transport Research Alliance (ETRA) complements existing structures for transport research and innovation provision in Europe by bringing a multi-modal and research-led forum which will contribute to important debates on the future of European transport. In this respect, it is expected to complement the European Technology Platforms, the Advisory Groups and other bodies advising […]

2nd Call for Interest for Interactive Zone is now open

The Interactive Zone is one of the highlights for the upcoming TRA2018 in Vienna. It is a dedicated area for research showcases, technical demonstrations, promising Start-Ups and networking. The Interactive Zone offers a great chance at TRA2018 to interactively present state of the art research and technologies to the participants and the media. It will […]

ALICE looks forward to TRA 2018 to boost and support research and innovation

ALICE is the European Technology Platform that has been set up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe. ALICE was involved in the Transport Research Arena for the first time in 2016. We spoke with Fernando Liesa, the Secretary General of ALICE, about the Transport Research Arena […]

New video produced for TRA VISIONS 2018 Young Researchers competition

TRA VISIONS 2018 Young Researchers competition is the largest competition for Young Researchers in Europe for the transport industry and takes place every two years. The best students in Europe compete with each other. The winners are all invited to the Transport Research Arena (TRA) from 16-19th April 2018 in Vienna, Austria, where €10,000 will be […]

TRA Exhibition and Interactive Zone – what to expect

The Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA2018) will feature additional highlights to the conference programme such as the Exhibition and the Interactive Zone. This gives companies various possibilities to present themselves and their solutions and research results. Take a look at this video to see what you can expect from one of these areas at TRA […]

CEDR describes the uniqueness of the TRA

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is supported by the European Commission (EC) and several Technology Platforms  – Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) is one of them. We spoke with the CEDR Secretary-General, Steve Phillips, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna.   From your point of view, what makes TRA 2018 unique? […]

Why ERTRAC supports the TRA2018

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is supported by the European Commission (EC) and several Technology Platforms  – European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) is one of them. We spoke with the ERTRAC Office Director, Xavier Aertsens, about the Transport Research Arena 2018 in Vienna.   Why is the TRA2018 an important event for ERTRAC? […]

Call for Abstract extended

We would like to inform you that the deadline for the call for papers for the upcoming Transport Research Arena – TRA 2018 in Vienna has now been extended. Please submit your abstract by 24th April 2017! TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, scientists and engineers, companies and public authorities active in the field […]

Call for Expressions of Interest to host TRA 2020

As you can read on this site about TRA 2018, the Transport Research Arena (TRA) is THE European conference on transport and mobility innovation held every two years. The call for expressions of interest to host TRA2020 has been recently launched. Full details here: https://2018.traconference.eu/about/next-host/

Invitation to become Reviewer for TRA 2018!

High expertise in transport research is very welcome to review scientific and technical papers being submitted for the Transport Research Arena TRA 2018  – THE European research and technology biennial conference on transport and mobility which will take place in Vienna, Austria on April 16-19, 2018. We would highly appreciate your support! Review of abstracts/papers […]

TRA is growing

Since its beginning in 2006, the TRA Management Committee and its supporting Platforms and Organizations are growing. Till 2016, the supporting organisations are the European Commission, ALICE, CEDR, ERRAC, ERTRAC and Waterborne together with the host of the current conference. With the start of the preparations for TRA 2018 in Vienna, the European Construction Technology […]

Sponsorship and Partnering Possibilities at TRA 2018

TRA 2018 will be not only a conference, but also contains a big exhibition with focus on research and industriy, possibilities to demonstrate and present latest developments in transport and mobility and a lot of new interactive formats. As variegated as this event is, as wide are the possibilities to become a partner. Find here […]

TRA2018 at the Transport Research Board in Washington

Meet the TRA2018-Team from 8-12 January 2017 in Washington and get informed about the call for abstracts, the Interactive Zone, possibilities to exhibit and much more. Visit us at our stand No. 321 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, in Washington! We are looking forward to seeing you there! […]

Call for Interest for Interactive Zone at TRA2018

The next Transport Research Arena, THE European research and technology conference for transport and mobility, will take place in Vienna in April 2018. Hosted and organised by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology together with the Austrian Institute for Technology and AustriaTech. Co-organised by the European Commission and supported by CEDR and the […]