Project duration 06.2009-09.2012
TransBaltic, as one of few transnational projects, was granted a strategic status by the authorities of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013. In that way the decision-makers acknowledged the role of TransBaltic in fostering the sustainable development of the Region, the project’s wide geographical coverage, deep focus on implementation and the strong political backup at the national level.
Why was promoted an integrated transport system IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION?
Transport performance deficiencies are regarded by the business stakeholders as one of the most prominent barriers to economic prosperity and growth in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). As underlined in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, appropriate public policy response is needed to increase the accessibility of territories and the quality of connections, and to master the increasing flows in and across the Region.
The overall objective of TransBaltic was to provide regional level incentives for the creation of a comprehensive multimodal transport system in the BSR. This was achieved by means of joint transport development measures and jointly implemented business concepts.
Building on existing knowledge
In that respect TransBaltic has drawn inspiration from ongoing and completed initiatives of the pan-Baltic organisations. It joined forces with transport corridor projects, such as EWTC II and Scandria, by providing inspiration for their investigations and generalising their specific findings (in a form of so called BSR blueprints).
Traffic forecasts and scenarios
To provide a decision support basis for regional and national transport investments, the project delivered traffic forecasts and scenarios for particular TEN-T and secondary transport corridors in the Baltic Sea Region. It also developed guidelines, manuals and business plans for piloted transport and logistics solutions as well as feasibility studies and implementation plans.
A meeting place for public and private transport stakeholders
TransBaltic was also a meeting place for public and private transport stakeholders to discuss specific harmonisation needs from the regional growth perspective.
FINAL MAIN REPORTS
The Macroregional Transport Action Plan is a strategic document developed by TransBaltic in cooperation with other transnational and cross-border projects in the Baltic Sea Region. It attempts to facilitate the development of a sustainable multimodal transport system in the Baltic Sea Region by setting a vision for such a system in the year 2030, proposing an optimum scenario (path) to achieve it and laying down a number of so called policy actions, instrumental in following this path.
To ease the reading, the document is here divided into two parts separating the descriptive manual from the policy actions.
For an understanding of the context and how to interpret and use the actions, please also read the manual.
There is lot of information available on the project homepage http://www.transbaltic.eu/
A STRATEGIC TransBaltic project was co-financed by the Baltic Sea Programme 2007-2013.