European Transport Conference 2013

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014
Monday 30 September 2013 at 01:01
Wednesday 02 October 2013 at 01:01
Frankfurt, Germany
Past event
The demands on Europe’s transport systems continue to both increase and change as a result of a number of factors. Such change demands innovative and practical responses. As transport practitioners and researchers throughout Europe respond to the challenges of economic decline and growth, social change, demographics and the need to become more sustainable, the European Transport Conference is the forum for the presentation of and discussion on robust and affordable responses.

For those involved in transport planning, research and practice 2013 will prove to be yet another challenge to their skills. Transport plays a key role in regeneration and there will be particular pressure to produce innovative and cost?effective solutions to congestion, safety and travel behaviour change at a time of major budget constraint. ETC 2013 will focus on the needs of all those who are attempting to come up with practical answers based on experience throughout Europe.

The Conference is unique in Europe, attracting around 400 transport practitioners and researchers to an event where they can find in?depth presentations on policy issues, best practice and research findings across a broad spectrum of transport modes.

For the first time, ETC 2013 will include a special format for young professionals. Early career researchers and practitioners are invited to present their work to the participants of the European Transport Conference.
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Conference themes
  • Low emission vehicles – providing infrastructure and achieving higher levels of usage
  • Issues in the challenge of the movement of goods and people across long distances
  • Changes in travel behaviour and demand patterns during changing economic times
  • Climate change and extreme weather conditions – lessons to be learned and how to plan for an uncertain future
  • How to minimize social exclusion in times of economic hardship
  • The response of transport planning to the rise of social media
  • Bus Rapid Transit and Personal Rapid Transit – the future of public transport?
  • New approaches and applications in modelling
  • City logistics – what difference does e?shopping make?
  • How can reduced transport infrastructure funding provide an opportunity to shift attention to lower?cost but more environmentally friendly projects?
  • Challenges faced in providing for leisure and tourism in an economic downturn
  • Achieving the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety


Association for European Transport