The AlpInnoCT final conference was the occasion to presents the results, the policy recommendations and future outlooks of the project.

Relevant speakers updated the participants, about 80 people from private and public institutions involved in the freight transport at European level, about the most innovative solutions for the modal shift. TX Logistik AG and ZAILOG presented the project pilot actions and discussed them with the public.

In the afternoon took place the dialogue event “Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Trans-Border Alpine Freight Transport”. After the presentation of one best practice on electronic exchange of information, AlpInnoCT project partners CIPRA, bmvit and Eurac presented the AlpInnoCT policy recommendations. After that, a panel discussion with speakers of the freight transport world and project partners took place. During the event the most relevant policy recommendations for the stakeholders were voted: the policy recommendation perceived by the participants as most relevant was the general upgrade of rail infrastructure connecting Combined Transport nodes with the main corridors and a special focus on relevant feeder lines. Anyway, also the electronic data exchange and digitalization are fundamental issues.

From the discussion emerged that Combined Transport is the only way towards a more sustainable transport and the solutions and recommendations proposed by AlpInnoCT project were appreciated by the participants, in particular by the EU and EUSALP representatives. Very important is the connection with EUSALP working groups that will assure the durability of the AlpInnoCT project results and the transnational cooperation beyond the project.

The event took place on 19 November 2019 and was kindly hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Bruxelles.

The Interreg Alpine Space Programme by Anne-Séverine Lay, Joint Secretariat, Interreg Alpine Space Programme

Innovative solutions achieved in the Shift2Rail R&I programme by Giorgio Travaini, Head of Research and Innovation, Shift2Rail

Shift to rail – the potential of automated train operations. More efficient last mile operation with SAMIRA an Wagon 4.0 by Prof. Dr. Raphael Pfaff, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Enning, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

AlpInnoCT pilot actions by AlpInnoCT project partners TX Logistik AG & Zailog SCARL

The CEF project ELETA - Electronic exchange of ETA information by Ad Toet, Coordinator EU project ELETA

AlpInnoCT – policy recommendations by AlpInnoCT project partners CIPRA, bmvit & Eurac

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