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This is TRA2020

TRA, The Transport Research Arena is the biggest European Research and Technology Conference on transport and mobility.

In 2020 TRA is themed "Rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility" and brings together the experts from around the world to Helsinki to discuss the newest innovations and the future of mobility and transport.

Longer, safer lorry cabs permitted two years earlier


Lorries with potentially safer and more aerodynamic cabs could be on European roads as early as next year, following an EU agreement to bring forward new rules on the maximum dimensions of heavy goods vehicles.

Flat-fronted lorries have been the norm in Europe for decades due to the way in which the length of vehicles was regulated.

European Transport Safety Council welcomes deal on safer EU road rules


Minimum road infrastructure safety standards will be extended to national roads across the EU in a significant boost for road safety, following a provisional deal on new legislation agreed today.

Existing EU rules require governments to carry out regular road safety audits, identify high-risk sites and prioritise safety when building new roads but the legislation currently applies only to major European roads known collectively as the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote


A key committee of MEPs has given the green light for a range of new mandatory vehicle safety standards that could apply to new vehicle models within three years. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) welcomes the result of the vote but warns that time is running out for a final deal on the legislation before European Parliamentary elections in May.