The fifth edition of the Transport Research Arena (TRA 2014) will be held on April 14-17, 2014, in Paris, France. The conference coincides with the beginning of the Horizon 2020 European Framework Programme for research and innovation. Horizon 2020 will tackle societal challenges by helping to bridge the gap between research and the market. There are major issues in transport related to environmental impact and GHG emission, as curbing by 20% by 2020, alternative energy and energy savings, sustainable mobility and infrastructures, safety and security, etc. This needs to carry out and implement advanced research works, to develop new policies, adjusted education and industrial innovations.
The theme and slogan of the TRA2014 are respectively: “Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment” and “Innovate Mobility, Mobilise Innovation”. The objective of TRA2014 is to mobilise the best researchers and engineers together with the policy and decision makers, and company managers and engineers, in order to find and implement innovative solutions in transport. Investing in research and
innovation would help to create jobs, to favour prosperity and increase the quality of life. All surface modes are concerned, including walking and cycling, and crossmodal transports.