TRA Conference

The TRA (Transport Research Arena) is the major European conference dedicated to transport research. Since 2006, it is held every two years in a different European country. It is strongly supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR), and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and WATERBORNE TP. It gathers stakeholders from all modes of surface transport: road, rail, and maritime, as well as cross-modality.

The TRA 2016 took place in Warsaw from 18 to 21 April, bringing together more than 2.300 participants from companies, researchers and decision-makers from all Europe. Coordinated by IBDIM (Polish Institute for Road and Bridges), this 6th edition of TRA was organised with the support of the Polish Ministry in charge of Transport and Infrastructures.

The next Transport Research Arena will take place in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018. Hosted and organised by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology together with the Austrian Institute for Technology and AustriaTech.


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