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Sintropher is a five-year cooperation project with the aim of enhancing local and regional transport provision to, from and within five peripheral regions in North-West Europe.
Brochures about the project are downloadable in each of the partnership languages: English, French, German and Dutch.
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Sintropher’s reference database on financing transport infrastructure Sintropher has also developed a European reference database on innovative approaches to financing transport infrastructure schemes. Results from the 7 demonstration regions, plus discussion at Sintropher’s transnational conferences and workshops, indicate that new tram-based/tram-train proposals are usually technically feasible and can offer a reasonable cost-benefit assessment, but implementation is often impeded by lack of funding in the current climate of constrained public expenditure in European countries. So innovative forms of financing are increasingly important - and much can be learned from approaches in different European countries. The database consists of an overall typology and 10 briefing papers on financing approaches such as various forms of local or regional taxation, local or regional user-charging, and partnership financing between public and private sectors These summarise the characteristics of each financing approach, advantages, disadvantages, city case study, assessment, future prospects, and transnational relevance. For wider dissemination, we have arranged with the major European transport network POLIS to also host the database: http://www.polisnetwork.eu/eu-projects/sintropher Read ...
Sintropher’s reference database on innovative tram technologies As part of its work, Sintropher has developed a European reference database on innovative technologies for light rail and tram systems, as a resource for transport practitioners and government agencies. It consists of an overall typology and 9 briefing papers. These summarise the characteristics of each system, advantages, disadvantages, city case study, assessment, future prospects, and transnational relevance. The overall typology covers ground level power systems, on-board electric power systems, on-board fuel systems, kinetic power systems, and other innovations such as tram tyre systems. For wider dissemination, we have arranged with the major European transport network POLIS to also host the database: http://www.polisnetwork.eu/eu-projects/sintropher Read ...
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