NTN II: Transport Corridors Project of Nordic Tran.. (NTN II)
NTN II: Transport Corridors Project of Nordic Transportpolitical Network
Start date: Mar 2, 2003,
End date: Dec 30, 2005
The Interreg II C project, Nordic Transport Political Network, NTN, was a joint transport political network created around a transport corridor defined by the participating regions. NTNs aim was to organise transport systems more efficiently, thus contributing to sustainable regional development.The overall aim of NTN II – Transport Corridors is to create a basis for regional development through the promotion of an intermodal transport corridor from Southern Norway and Western Sweden through to Jutland and Northern Germany and then further on to central Europe.One aim of the project Transport Corridors was also to motivate and enable the individual regions to participate actively in forming a common European transport policy. The project has made a lot of headway however there is still work ahead for peripheral regions like the ones in NTN for being able to strongly influence European transport policy. Achievements: The Nordic Transportpolitical Network (NTN) is a regional cooperation in transport with a focus on the transport of goods as well with transportation systems in South West Norway, WesternSweden, West Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein.The project has addressed the issue with developing a knowledge basis for transport politics in the NTN corridor; it was developed in the end and distributed to the relevant stakeholders. This gives both partner regions and stakeholders a better basis for decisions. Intermodal solutions are now very much debated among both politicians and industry and sustainable solutions have become evident as a business growth area where the North Sea Region can achieve competitive advantages while at the same time, improve environmental standards.The project addressed commitments to better the movement of goods on rail and intermodal transport where it has established effective dialogue with industries, carriers and forwarding agents working in or trying to establish intermodal solutions.The project produced 5 main strategies with 10 corresponding actions:• The NTN Corridor as a Platform for International Cooperations;• A Better Platform for Decision Making (Transport Statistics);• A Corridor with Options;• Sustainable Transport and • A Hydrogen Corridor.
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