Improving accessibility from peripheral cross-border areas, where public transport connections are still underdeveloped, to the TEN-T core network poses a challenge in central Europe. TRANS-BORDERS wants to improve railway links and alternatively bus lines in the peripheral regions. The project is based on three pillars: better governance, joint planning and operational implementation. Working on these pillars, TRANS-BORDERS aims to make peripheral areas in border regions more accessible by improving public transport links and connecting them to closest TEN-T nodes abroad.
In order to establish and extend these links it is important to strengthen professional inter-ministerial and inter-departmental cooperation and ensure smooth decision and policy making processes between cross-border regions. To enhance cohesion and cooperation, TRANS-BORDERS will develop guidelines and a joint action plan regarding an establishment of encompassing steering committee for cross-border regions in peripheral regions far from the TEN-T network.
The Kick-off meeting of the TRANS-BORDERS project took place at the premises of the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport, Project (Lead Partner) on 22nd June 2017. The Kick-off meeting was mainly aimed at getting to know the project partners. Initial information about the project organization and the joint implementation of the project were exchanged and the further procedure was discussed.
The first project meeting will take place on 25th and 26th September 2017 in Dresden at the LP´s location. The aim of the meeting is the presentation of the problems and needs of cross-border public transport. The project partners are introduced into the communication strategy and prepared for the planned workshops.
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