Conference: “Modal Shift: the Moment of Truth”, December 9-10 (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)
A two-day conference aiming to evaluate the existing policies and analyse new proposals to accelerate the modal shift. Papers will presented covering the various aspects of railway regulation and focusing on transversal issues such as: competition, track access charges, capacity allocation, traffic management, night trains, long-distance and cross-border passenger rail services, high-speed services, intermodality, digital mobility/railway platforms and others. Debate between academics, industry and public officials is the proposed methodology to provide deep insights and fresh approaches.
Shift to rail is one of the main challenges to reach the ambitious Green Deal objectives in transport and one of the key issues in the European Year of Rail. However, data shows that such a modal shift is not happening, as rail modal share is not growing in passenger services and is too low and basically stagnated in freight services (Rail Market Monitoring 2021).
The scope of the conference is to evaluate the existing policies and analyse new proposals to accelerate the modal shift. Debate between academics, industry and public officials is the proposed methodology to provide deep insights and fresh approaches.
Contributions utilising multidisciplinary, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to regulation, are very welcome. Papers, linking academia and practice, as well as policy research papers, are particularly encouraged.
The conference is intended for academics, as well as academically minded practitioners.
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