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dub dockSustainable development
The changing economic landscape, and transition from traditional employment sectors, has altered rental and buyer demand in the residential market.  As a consequence of these changes, transport is an ever more important demand influencer, with an increasing emphasis on sustainable transport modes.
 
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development is usually defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs[1]”.  One of the main threats to sustainable development is “transport congestion[which] has been rising rapidly and is approaching gridlock.  This mainly affects urban areas, which are also challenged by problems such as inner city decay, sprawling suburbs, and concentrations of acute poverty and social exclusion.”[2]

Our H2020 research interests

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In keeping with Transport Insights’ commitment to innovation, we are keen to pursue development of new approaches, tools and techniques to address the transport related economic, social and environmental challenges facing Ireland and Europe.  As a result, we warmly welcome Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme from 2014 to 2020.  As an SME, Transport Insights finds it particularly encouraging to see the emphasis given to SMEs by the European Commission in devising and delivering the programme.

shutterstock 71481451Transport Insights has recently been commissioned by the Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC) in responding to the National Transport Authority's (NTA's) competitive tendering proposals for the Irish bus market. Transport Insights canvassed CTTC members' views, and reviewed the NTA approach and economic evidence base underpinning NTA's proposals for bus markets in Dublin, and elsewhere in Ireland. We also undertook high-level operating cost analysis, comparing state and private operator costs to ascertain likely subvention savings arising from a move to competitive tendering in both bus markets.

'Transport Insights' work is summarised in a report to the National Transport Authority, on behalf of CTTC, now published at:- [Click here to view full report].

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