Action Group 4

To promote inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport

Mission

The Alps are an extremely sensitive environment located in the heart of the European continent. Special geographical features cause particular constraints regarding accessibility and transport infrastructure. Transport is one of the main causes of climate change – almost thirty percent of all greenhouse gases in the Alps can be attributed to transport – and both passenger and freight traffic volumes are rising continuously. Road transport in particular causes negative externalities such as air pollution, noise and traffic congestion. This makes mobility one of the biggest challenges for the social, economic and ecological development of the Alpine regions. A coordinated approach giving way to a coherent strategy is required to tackle these challenges in order to ensure a sustainable development for the Alps.

The EUSALP Action Group 4 Mobility offers a platform to coordinate and harmonise the activities of Alpine regions and countries for a sustainable transport and mobility system. Its mission is to build a common understanding of transport policy and mobility, to define common objectives and to launch specific activities and projects.

In January 2016 the AG4 lead was awarded to the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino which mandated the task to its member Tyrol for the following three years.

Contact: eusalp.mobility@tirol.gv.at

 

AG4 Meetings and Conferences

11th Action Group Meeting on 4 June 2019
10th Action Group Meeting on 18-19 March 2019
9th Action Group Meeting on 6-7 November 2018
8th Action Group Meeting on 19 June 2018
7th Action Group Meeting on 15-16 March 2018
6th Action Group Meeting on 24 October 2017
5th Action Group Meeting on 20 June 2017
4th Action Group Meeting on 14 February 2017
3rd Action Group Meeting on 8 November 2016
2nd Action Group Meeting on 28 June 2016
Kick off Meeting on 9 March 2016

3rd AG4 Mobility Conference on 20 June 2018
2nd AG4 Mobility Conference on 25 October 2017

 

AG4 News

20-21 November 2018: AG4 strengthens youth collaboration in mobility
06 November 2018: Exchange on AG4 funding opportunities in Brussels
19 June 2018: AG4 Workshops on Secondary Networks
09 May 2018: AG4 at the Europe Day in Bolzano
04 April 2018: Panel Discussion on Mobility in the Alps in Innsbruck

 

2nd Thematic Policy Area
"Mobility and Connectivity"

Specific Objectives

In order to address the most important challenges and opportunities concerning mobility in the Alpine Region, the AG4 works towards the following objectives:

  • To promote inter-modality and interoperability in passenger and freight transport in particular by removing infrastructure bottlenecks, bridging missing links, coordinating planning and timetables of public transport, modernizing infrastructure and enhancing cooperation. The AG4 is addressing this objective by focusing on infrastructure for sustainable transport in passenger- and combined transport as well as interconnecting public transport systems, focusing on operations and information and ticketing services.
  • To support the modal shift from road to rail. The Alpine regions are particularly sensitive to negative environmental and social impacts caused by the excessive traffic flow of freight and passenger transport through the Alps. In order to tackle this challenge the AG4 promotes the harmonization and implementation of modal shift policies with a focus on toll systems.
  • To develop cooperation and greater integration between the existing bodies and structures in the field of transport. The close collaboration of the AG4 with different actors involved in the transport and mobility sectors of the Alpine Regions guarantees an improved coordination and ensures consistency between existing initiatives in order to avoid duplications and encourage the alignment of funding. Strong links have already been established with the Alpine Convention, the Suivi de Zurich Process, as well as the iMONITRAF! network.

 

 

Ekkehard Allinger-Csollich
Role: Leader
Patrick Skoniezki
Role: Leader
Johanna Thöni
Role: Leader
Didier Biau
Matteo Brumati
Henrik Caduff
Giovanni Campeol
Raffaele Cattani
Federico Cavallaro
Alberto Cozzi
Jakob Dietachmair
Paolo Dileno
Stefan Duelli
Christian Egeler
Katharina Erdmenger
Xavier Garcia
Karoline Hurnaus
Gabriel Klammer
Hannes Klein
Ralf Kühn
François Lamoise
Jean-Christophe Leydet
Cristina Manara
Olivier Margouet
Ovidio Martini
Alfred Nagelschmied
Alberto Pellissone
Zlatko Podgorski
Antonio Pollano
Laura Pretto
Jörg Putzl
Jacopo Riccardi
Matthias Rinderknecht
Gabriella Rolandelli
Karsten Schröder
Kaspar Schuler
Harry Seybert
Jens Uwe Staats
Armando Taglialatela
Aurelio Vigani
Franc Žepič
Peter Zinggl

Observers

Astrid Aulnette
Cesare Bernabei
Anne-Séverine Lay
Nathalie Morelle
Marco Onida
Herald Reuijters

Projects

AlpGov

Jun 2016 to Jun 2019
96% Complete
96%

ARPAF - Cross-border

Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
68% Complete
68%

Actions

Estimates of external costs in mountain areas

Update of recent estimates of external costs in mountain areas available for Download!

Start01/2017
End12/2017

Overview of existing pricing components that influence the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport

The AG4 Work Plan activity B2 on integrated pricing aims to develop an overview of existing pricing components that influence the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport.

Start06/2018
End12/2018

Public acceptance of modal-shift

Improve public acceptance for common modal-shift policies and projects supported in the frame of EUSALP AG4.

Start06/2017
End12/2018

Interconnecting public transport information

Improving connectivity in passenger transport by developing a cross-border travel information system.

Start02/2017
End12/2018

Common target system for EUSALP AG4

Development of a common target system as basis for further activities and to measure the effects and impacts of the AG4 activities.

Start01/2017
End06/2019

Methodology for a systematic assessment of individual projects

Project assessment methodology for projects in interconnecting public transport operation as well as infrastructure of combined- and passenger transport.

Start02/2017
End06/2019

Results

Overview of existing pricing components that influence the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport

The overview of existing pricing components provides an overall analysis of existing policy-induced pricing components affecting the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport in and...

20 Dec 2018

AG4 Discussion Paper on Secondary Networks

The EUSALP Action Plan in it's Action 4 points to the vital importance of regional and local transport links, also referred to as secondary network. Secondary networks are crucial in connecting...

19 Dec 2018

EUSALP AG4 Transport and Mobility Conflict Map

The aim of the EUSALP AG4 Mobility and Transport CONFLICT MAP is to identify the most important challenges and conflicts of transport and mobility in the Alpine Region and to...

23 Nov 2017

Study on External Costs in Mountain Areas

Coordinated modal-shift policies in the Alpine region build on the common understanding that the Alpine region faces over-proportional environmental impacts from freight and passenger transport....

10 Dec 2017

Calendar

Workshop “Interactive Natural Hazard Models"

Heimschuh, Styria, Austria
25/04/2019 - 09:00
Event type: Workshop

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, co-Leader of EUSALP Action Group 8, together with the Province of Styria and its partners from the Alpine region, will organize an interactive workshop for children and young people on the subject of natural

International Workshop: "Territorial Brands in the Alpine Region"

Eurac Research Conference Hall Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano
13/05/2019 - 12:30 to 14/05/2019 - 14:00
Event type: Workshop

EUSALP Action Group 6, sub-group 2 “Future-oriented farming and forestry” presents a lunch-to-lunch international workshop on “Territorial Brands in the Alpine Region” on 13 and 14 May 2019 at EURAC Research in Bolzano/Bozen (IT).&nbsp

Smart Villages - A common perspective through different visions

Sky Way Monte Bianco - Courmayeur (AO) - Italy
23/05/2019 - 14:00 to 24/05/2019 - 14:00
Event type: EUSALP Public Event

Background Information

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