Pilots

Objectives

Establish a ‘journey’ through all of the regions, to test smart technologies and alternative fuels and then test how these provide an easy transition between modes of transport and between regions. Identify and design scenarios and models of changes to policy, behaviour and transnational strategies which will improve information about public transport services and help to optimise international trips for passengers. The pilot journeys will determine existing use of smart technologies/alternative fuels at intermodal transport nodes, such as sea ports, airports, bus/train stations, and international connection points and develop high profile journeys between these nodes. Demonstrate best practice in making the smart technologies and various fuel sources available. Deliver a pilot network conference demonstrating best practice. Deliver a web-based journey-planning tool to facilitate intermodal journeys across the Atlantic Area maximising the use of smart technology/alternative fuels.

Actions

  • Establish a ‘journey’ through all of the regions, to test smart technologies and alternative fuels and more importantly to test how these provide an easy transition between modes of transport. (link with all work packages)
  • Demonstrate best practice in making the smart technologies and various fuel sources available. Deliver a pilot network conference (link with all work packages)
  • Deliver a web-based journey-planning tool to facilitate intermodal journeys across the Atlantic Area maximising the use of smart technology and alternative fuels (link with all work packages)

Expected Results

  • Established steering group in each region consisting of policy makers and industry representatives
  • Established pilot journey in each region, connecting to other regions
  • Established links with alternative fuel suppliers in each region
  • Transnational website created, hosting alternative fuel supply maps and journey planning tool to facilitate journeys across the Atlantic Area using alternative fuels
  • Tested and documented impact of alternative fuel vehicles during the journey in each region, including established and documented evidence of reductions in emissions associated with the journeys compared with a conventional fossil fuel journey
  • Established and documented linkages with each of the key nodes of rail, air, road and sea in the region, to alternative fuel supplies
  • Documented results from the pilot network and the impact of smart technologies and alternative fuels in the partner regions
  • Developed criteria for standardisation of alternative fuels
  • Pilot Journey Conference

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Contact

Dr John Harrison
South West College
Innotech Centre
Burn Road
Cookstown
N Ireland
BT80 8DN
Email: john.harrison@swc.ac.uk