Custom-made transport. In search of the best standards for assessment of the impact of the urban transport projects implemented under OPI&E 2014-2020
The latest trends among the methods used in evaluation research in the transport sector, as well as the quality of data collection and analysis were discussed at another conference organized by the Centre for EU Transport Projects. The event, which took place on the 12th of December this year in Warsaw, was covered by the patronage of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development.
Przemysław Gorgol, Director of CEUTP, stressed in his opening speech the importance of dialog and creating space for mutual inspiration in the area of transport research.
Today's conference is another CEUPT event aimed at the exchange of experience in the attempt to search for standards and methods of evaluating the effects of the implementation of urban transport projects.
Adrian Mazur, Director of the Department of Transport Strategy in the Ministry of Infrastructure, stressed the important role of research in defining the strategy for the vision of transport policy in the next financial perspective.
I am glad that no one is asking the question "should we research it?" anymore. Today we ask "how to do it?” It is good that we can be better prepared for the programming of the new financial perspective.
According to Jarosław Orliński, Director of the Department of Infrastructural Programmes at the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, the focus should be on those strategies that will give the best results in terms of sustainable urban transport policy.
During the first session, the institutional approach in the context of research was analyzed, including the effects of investments and the assessment of the long-term impact of large transport projects on infrastructure, emissions and congestion of roads.
In the second session, attention was paid to the practical aspect of research. Among other things, the results of the analysis of the long-term impact of large projects in the transport sector were presented, experiences from the implementation of research and traffic measurements, as well as the use of Big Data tools in the construction of transport solutions were discussed.
During the conference, there were also two discussion panels with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, science, business and urban transport managers, during which the results of the analysis and pilot study commissioned by CEUPT were presented.
The topic of the first panel was the challenges related to the collection and use of data obtained in research. The following questions arose: How to ask accurate and valuable research questions? Which data sources, and for what purposes, can be used in the analysis of transport needs of city residents? In the second discussion panel, the talks focused on issues related to improving the quality of evaluation in line with new research trends and challenges in creating methodologies for assessing the impact of public interventions in the field of urban transport.
Video recording of the event is available at the CEUTP YouTube channel