News - USE-iT and FOX webinar held on 30th June 2016

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USE-iT and FOX webinar held on 30th June 2016

Some 30 stakeholders join webinar to cascade TRA2016 information


A stakeholders webinar on the FOX and USE-iT projects was held to cascade the information given at the invited session on REFINET, FOX and USE-iT on April 20th at TRA 2016 in Warsaw on "Increasing the Performance of Multimodal Transport Infrastructure through stakeholder engagement and European-wide shared vision". The general theme was on how research can respond to the challenges of cross-modal infrastructure.

Initially Adewole Adesiyun of FEHRL outlined the projects and the overall challenge of infrastructure research. The domains (Infrastructure, Technology, Governance and Customers) were explained in relation to the modes (Road, Rail, Air and Water) and how these were closely linked to FEHRL’s FORx4 project.

 A general overview of the technical areas of each Work Package (WP) was presented. An overview of the FOX project was given by Ursula Blume of BASt and the overview of USE-iT - by Martin Lamb of Maple-Consulting. For each WP, there were a few slides focussing on a specific technology or process, detailing a brief overview of the technology, its current use (by mode) and potential future use, and any specific experience with it. Also, the potential benefits and possible barriers were listed, followed by the research needs. It was explained that there were many technologies that the project had identified, and that the examples were meant to show the process that had been followed.

Finally, Martin Lamb gave an overview of the future activities and timetable on the project and encouraged those present to engage with the project by, for example, attending the second workshop on 15th September 2016 or final conference, offering to be interviewed on activities and comment or challenge on the documents produced so far, and those to come. For more information, contact


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