Transport Research Arena


Since 2006, every two years, TRA (Transport Research Arena) is the major conference on transport in Europe, supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors, and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and the WATERBORNE TP.

The conference topics address the main challenges in transport and mobility of people and goods, with respect to energy, environment, safety and security and economy issues. TRA aims to explore the most advanced research works and innovations, the latest technological and industrial developments and implementations, and innovative policies, in Europe and worldwide. As a wide and open forum open to all interested parties, it is a unique occasion to promote and improve European competitiveness and efficiency in transportation.

In 2012, in Athens, , all land transport modes were invited for the first time: road, rail and waterborne. ERRAC took this opportunity to represent the railway sector initiatives in the research field. This conference was the opportunity for industry, operators, academics, research centres and policy makers to exchange their knowledge and best practices regarding innovation, research and development in the transport sector.”

TRA 2016

The Transport Research Arena – surface transport research and innovation – conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 18 – 21 April 2016. It is the largest research and innovation conference for surface transport (road, rail and waterborne transport as well as intermodal). It is important that rail is featured at this conference so please submit abstracts for presentations, highlighting your organisation’s activities and projects dealing with research and innovation, and showing the advantages and progress of the rail sector.

Paper abstracts can be sent by 30 March 2015 at the latest, just follow the registration link below:


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