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The FP7 project TRANSFORuM produced "stakeholder-driven" roadmaps towards the implementation of four goals of the 2011 Transport White Paper of the European Commission. These goals were:

  • Clean urban mobility
  • Long-distance freight
  • High-speed rail
  • Multimodal transport information, management and payment systems   

The project ran from 2013 to 2015. Its key results are available here in an interactive eLearning format. The full-length versions of the roadmaps are available on www.transforum-project.eu

This introductory course to the TRANSFORuM project gives an overview of the four roadmaps, the stakeholder engagament methodology that was applied and the recommendations TRANSFORuM has formulated for each of the different goals. Common questions for all four White Paper goals were: Who needs to be involved? What means are available/ missing and what are key trends? What are the main challenges and barriers to implementation? What effective solutions do we already know?

Proposed measures, actions and milestones towards the White Paper goal on urban mobility: "Halve the use of ‘conventionally fuelled’ cars in urban transport by 2030; phase them out in cities by 2050. Achieve essentially CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres by 2030."

Proposed measures, actions and milestones towards the White Paper goal on multimodal transport information, management and payment system (MIMP): "By 2020, establish the framework for a European multimodal transport information, management and payment system."


Proposed measures, actions and milestones towards the White Paper goal on Long-distance Freight: "Thirty per cent of road freight over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50 % by 2050, facilitated by efficient and green freight corridors. To meet this goal will also require appropriate infrastructure to be developed."

Proposed measures, actions and milestones towards the White Paper goal on high-speed rail: "By 2050, complete a European high-speed rail network. Triple the length of the existing high-speed network by 2030 and maintain a dense railway network in all Member States. By 2050, the majority of medium-distance passenger transport should go by rail."