Project update - TRITIA Transport Model 

Transport  models  currently  play  an  important  role  in  the  decision-making  process  of  transport  policy direction  and  investment  in  the  transport  sector.  Their  application  varies  depending  on  the  scope  and subject  of  the  analysis,  and  recently  the  issue  of  assessing  measures  to  mitigate  the  effects  of  climate change and environmental burden has come to the forefront. The procedures applied in the design of the transport  model  largely  depend  on  its  purpose  and  the  objectives  for  which  it  is  developed.  The  basic purpose of the transport model is to make a qualified examination of the change in transport relations to the capacity of existing and planned transport infrastructure in the TRITIA cross-border region in relation to  the  potential  for  shifting  part  of  freight  to  more  environmentally  friendly  modes  (rail  and  inland waterway). This implies the need to develop a multimodal transport model into which a transport network of those modes of transport relevant for the TRITIA project (i.e. road, rail and inland waterway transport) will be integrated. The very purpose of the model stems from the need to unify the approach of interested countries  in  the  area  of  transport  policy  development  activities  with  the  aim  of  creating  a  modern transport  infrastructure  with  ever  increasing  demand  for  transport.  In  relation  to  the  stated  purpose  of the transport model, two main objectives are defined:1)Assess  the  current  state  of  freight  transport  (road,  rail  and  inland  waterway  transport,  including intermodal transport terminals) in the TRITIA territory with a forecast by 2030. This means taking into  account  the  gradual  start-up  of  already  planned  strategic  measures  on  the  territory  of individual regions in the horizon of the year 2030. The modelling will result in an expression of the share of water and rail freight transport and its potential to approach the objectives of the White Paper (shifting of road freight transport over 300 km to other modes of transport at least 30%).2)If  the  model  does  not  demonstrate  a  reallocation  of  traffic  in  line  with  the  White  Paper commitments,  the  aim  is  to  model  alternative  development  scenarios  based on Objective  No. 1 (i.e. the planned measures resulting from the strategies) with reallocating freight traffic between modes so that these White Paper commitments are met. Subsequently, an analysis of bottlenecks on the multimodal transport network is carried out to identify those bottlenecks that need to be solved in the territory of the TRITIA regions in individual countries by 2030.