The TRA (Transport Research Arena) is the major European conference dedicated to transport research. Since 2006, it is held every two years in a different European country. It is strongly supported by the European Commission, the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR), and the three European Technology Platforms: the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), and WATERBORNE TP. It gathers stakeholders from all modes of surface transport: road, rail, and maritime, as well as cross-modality.

The TRA 2016 took place in Warsaw from 18 to 21 April, bringing together more than 2.300 participants from companies, researchers and decision-makers from all Europe. Coordinated by IBDIM (Polish Institute for Road and Bridges), this 6th edition of TRA was organised with the support of the Polish Ministry in charge of Transport and Infrastructures.

Movies from TRA2016:

All scientific papers accepted by the TRA2016 Conference are now published with open access into the "Transportation Research Procedia" published by Elsevier.

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Edited by Leszek Rafalski and Adam Zofka


The next edition TRA 2018 will be hosted by Austria and will take place in Vienna. ERTRAC will be involved in the organization and will inform its members.

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