TEN-T Core Network Corridor Study for the Rhine-Danube Corridor and Support of the European Coordinator, MOVE/B.1/FV2014-710, 2015 – 2017

Coordinator – iC Consulenten Ziviltechniker GesmbH, Wien, Austria


HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Germany,

Panteia B.V., Netherland

Universitatea Politehnica din București -CCPCT, Romania

Via donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH, Austria

 Main activities: Technical assistance for the implementation of projects on the Rhine – Danube multimodal corridor on the Romanian territory. There are carried out activities through which it is updating the project working plan and are described in detail the investment projects which are found in different stages of realization.


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ACROSSEE – Accessibility improved at border CROSsings for the integration of South East Europe, SEE/D/0093/.3./x, 2012 – 2014

Coordinator – Central European Initiative Executive Secretariat, Italy



ATE – AustriaTech – Federal Agency for Technological Measures Ltd. Austria Wien

RA – Smolyan – Regional Administration Smolyan Bulgaria Smolyan


Mot AUT – Federal Ministry for Transport Innovation and Technology Austria Wien

UCV – The association of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto Region Italy Venice

FVG – Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Italy Trieste


IFKA – Public Foundation for the Development of Industry Hungary Budapest

RUTH – Region of Epirus / Regional unit of Thesprotia Greece Igoumenitsa

V.I.U. – Venice International University Italy Venice

RV – Logistics Unit – Veneto Region Italy Venice

PIL – Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana l.l.c. Slovenia Ljubljana


MPWT – Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Albania Albania Tirana

Pro-rail alliance – Pro-rail alliance Croatia Zagreb



10% partner MMAT-MNE – Ministry of Transport and Marittime Affairs Montenegro Podgorica

10% partner MSTI – Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Croatia Zagreb

Observer ERF – European Union Road Federation Other Brüssel

Observer EIA – European Intermodal Association Other Brüssel

Observer UETR – European Road Haulers Association Other Brüssel

EU ASP (associated strategic partner) NFM – MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Republic of Hungary) Hungary Budapest

EU ASP (associated strategic partner) MIT-IT – Ministry of infrastructure and transport of Italy Italy Rome


The project aimed to find solutions for increasing the accessibility through border checkpoints in the South East Europe area. The targeted overall objectives were connected with the prioritization of the projects for the optimization of the existing network and the extension of the EU transport network to the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest has contributed to almost all activities, namely:

  • assessing the existing situation by conducting surveys in the border checkpoints (5 checkpoints on the railway network and 6 checkpoints on the road network with the neighboring countries: Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary), the realization of traffic surveys (on segments and Origin-Destination points, with categories of goods transported), analysis and synthesis of survey results,
  • developing a multi-level institutional platform to promote administrative cooperation in order to improve cooperation on the TEN-T network and between relevant decision-makers/operators
  • elaborating an action plan for the elimination of the failures in the border checkpoints of the South East Europe area
  • developing proposals for unification and standardization of the administrative procedures to reduce the transit time on: the European corridors and the extended network from the western area of Balkan Peninsula

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FLAVIA – Freight and Logistics Advancement in Central/ South-East Europe – Validation of trade and transport processes, Implementation and Application, 2CE189P2, 2010 – 2012

Coordinator – Wildau University din Berlin, Germany


University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Brandenburg, DE),

GVZ Development Corporation Southwest Saxony Ltd. (Sachsen, DE),

Ministry of Economy of the Federal State Brandenburg (Brandenburg, DE),

University of Pardubice (Severovychod, CZ), CSKD INTRANS (Praha, CZ),

Interport Servis ltd. (Vychodne Slovensko, SK),

Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences Research & Development Ltd. – LOGISTIKUM (Oberösterreich, AT), Institute of Logistics and Warehousing (Wielkopolskie, PL),

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest – Transportation Research and Consulting Centre (Bucharest, RO),

SC ROMTRANS S.A. (Bucharest, RO),

Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with seat in Presov (Vychodne Slovensko, SK),

Regional Advisory and Information Centre Presov (Vychodne Slovensko, SK),

Hungarian Logistics Association (Kozep-Magyarorszag, HU),

BILK KOMBITERMINÁL Zrt. (Kozep-Magyarorszag, HU)

The main objectives of the project were: the identification of the logistics processes oriented to the improvement of the flows of goods for the purpose of proper concentration of the investment funds; the utilization of integrated logistics tools (benchmarking, analysis of spatial accessibility, analysis on travel time and analysis of difficulties/bottlenecks of different nature, quality standards of transport services) for the determination of some new and innovative measures and services for a better connectivity of the regions of Central and South-East Europe.

University Politehnica of Bucharest has contributed to the realization of almost all activities developed in the project, including: the identification of the technical and organizational bottlenecks on the corridors and the determination of the measures to alleviate these dysfunctionalities, realization of an pre-feasibility study for the logistic organization of the railway services between Germany and Romania (Constanța Port), realization of an pre-feasibility study for the organization of a river services line between Austria and Romania (on Danube river), the transfer of good practices on railway and river transport, the elaboration of the brochure ”Romania, from truck to train” for the dissemination of good practices in the utilization of the railway transport.


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SAFENET – Research on estimation and enhancement of intrinsic safety performances for urban traffic networks, National Research Programme PNCDI II – Partenership Programme, MECST – UEFICDI (Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding), 2012 – 2016

Coordinator – University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest – Transportation Research and Consulting Centre


S.C. Metroul S.A.

University of Architecture and Urbanism „Ion Mincu”

General Association of Engineers from Romania

The project includes researche on traffic safety specific to urban area, customized for the city of Bucharest. The aim of the project is to initiate measures to reduce the risks of accidents at planning phase. The project activities aimed to develop a complex model for estimating the safety performances, including the macroscopic digital model of the transport network, the  allocation model for traffic flows and a set of functions for estimating the safety performance for road traffic.

The analysis of the elements and particularities of the network from areas with poor performance allows the identification of possible solutions to improve traffic safety. The results of the project will become predominant predictive tools useful for the estimation of safety in the urban planning stage. The safety estimation models will allow the analysis of traffic planning projects for different traffic flow structures and the establishment of the appropriate measures to reduce the risk associated with road traffic.


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The development of Integrated Mobility Plan for Dej Municipality, Contract no. 83/22.09.2015 (Funded by the City Hall of Dej Municipality)

Coordinator – FIP Consulting

Partner – University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest – Transportation Research and Consulting Centre

The general objectives of the project were to establish the directions of development of the local transport system, to identify the necessary projects and their hierarchization in order to ensure sustainable mobility for supporting sustainable economic growth and the increase of the quality of life in the area of Dej Municipality.

The main realizated activities were: the analysis of the existing situation in the study area (socio-economic characteristics, urban structure and morphology, the assessment of the local transport system  and the manner how it is connected at the regional and national transport system, etc.); the identification of the failures of the transport system and the determination of the necessary measures for correlating the transport system with the urban and regional development, the elaboration of the simulation model of traffic flow at macroscopic level in order to evaluate the effects of various proposed measures, the elaboration of the simulation models of traffic flow at microscopic level in order to evaluate the measures of improving the traffic parameters, the definition for different scenarios for the development of the transport system for ensuring the mobility needs and the transport demand in accordance with the requirements of sustainable development.


ECOSED – Civic education for selective waste collection in the university campuses, National Research Programme PNCDI I – Partenership Programme, MECST – UEFICDI (Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding)


The aim of the project was to develop a civic education programme for the selective collection of waste in the university campuses. The realized activities aimed: the identification and quantification of variables for the behavioural model, the assessment of the effects of education and persuasive technologies, the determination of the learning curve and its application, the assessment of the economic, social and environmental benefits.

The results of the project were materialized in technological and informational support for the public authorities and operators of waste collection services in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of waste collection, storage and recycling activities, respectively the establishment of a system of indicators for monitoring the activities of waste selective collection, the development of an informational system to assist the collection management.

MODUR – Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility in Bucharest, National Research Programme PNCDI – CeEx Programme, MECST – ANCS (National Scientific Research Agency), 104/2005-2007

The project has reunited a multidisciplinary team (urban planners, architects, engineers, economists, sociologists) for an integrated examination of the urban socio-economic, traffic and transportation fields.

The main objectives:

Identification and promotion of solutions for sustainable urban mobility in the Romanian cities, with concrete references to the city of Bucharest, through:

  • Providing to the decision makers a set of science-based solutions to ensure sustainable urban mobility with wide applicability to the specificities of Romanian urban agglomerations, pointing particularities for the city of Bucharest;
  • Obtaining the receptivity of the political decision-makers and local authorities towards regulations and incentive measures meant to bring the Romanian cities closer to European Union cities in term of urban mobility;
  • Evaluation of the impact of urban traffic on the quality of life and identification of the ways of action for diminishing the negative consequences;
  • Promotion through educational system at the various levels and through media communication of the educational measures which competes to the insurance of the sustainable urban mobility.

TERITRANS – Convergent interdisciplinary solutions in land use planning and in structuring process of transport system oriented towards sustainable development and increasing of the quality of life, National Research Programme PNCDI – CeEx Programme, MECST – ANCS (National Scientific Research Agency), 122/2005-2007

The project aims to overcome the classical sectorial analysis and to reach an interdisciplinary respectively integrated understanding of land use planning (socio-economic activities) and transportation (as an influenced system by competition and cooperation of modes of transport) issues.

The most relevant objectives:

  • Interdisciplinary definition of space starting from intrinsic characteristics (topological and economic space) and geographic conditions (natural space) up to focusing on human action oriented towards the preservation or modification of structural and spatial characteristics (political space)
  • Establishing the dynamics of the correlations between the properties of the infrastructure networks and those of the served territorial system
  • Identification of the particularities of the connections between infrastructures and territory in relation with the other countries of European Union and the analysis of the predictable evolutions in the perspective of policies for spatial development at national and European scale
  • Development of mathematical models [for: traffic demand, supply(offer), the dynamic equilibrium demand-supply(offer)] which should allow (in the context of various evolutionary scenarios of the society: informational, cultural, technological, recreational, etc.) the formulation of a specific model for Romania to support the integrated transport development
  • Establishing the offered/deficits of capacity for the existing transport infrastructures in relation to spatial and temporal requirements of the territorial system (assessed in different scenarios) and with the evolution of the means of transport and technologies on time horizons with high predictability.