This research programme focuses on the parameters that influence modal choice in freight transport.
The aim is to provide National Road Authorities with insight into the possibilities for optimizing multi-modality and the impact that these might have on road infrastructure. The research is expected to produce specific tools to enable NRAs to influence these choices. The call has three sub-themes:
- Understanding what influences modal choice (including behaviour).
- How can infrastructure and infrastructure services affect modal choice?
- Fit for purpose road vehicles to influence modal choice (performance based standards).
The programme is currently funding two projects as follows: