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 ...
University College London
The project is managed and coordinated by the Lead Partner, University College London (UCL), which is also responsible for the transport policy and project communications activities.
UCL is one of the world's leading multidisciplinary universities. Its Bartlett School of Planning is internationally renowned, making major contributions to socio-spatial knowledge across Europe and further afield. The outputs of such projects routinely command the attention of central and local government, industry, the third sector, the press and myriad international bodies.
Contact: Charles King, Communications Manager, Sintropher