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At this year’s European Transport Conference in Frankfurt civity will engage with two presentations

With regards to the future development of European high speed rail services Frank Zschoche will speak about relevant aspects when applying a system economic cost benefit analysis. The results are based on a study recently developed by civity, including an analytical model to evaluate different investment alternatives.

In his presentation Konstantin Meermann will be questioning if infrastructure for intercity bus services must be considered a cost driver for cities. Based on an approach from the airport industry and international examples possible developments will be shown.

The presentation is based on an article: Potentiale von Fernbusterminals von M. Walter und K. Meermann.

matters: civity Management Consultants‘ new publication series

The first issue of matters deals with current changes in the urban mobility markets with a focus on Free Floating Carsharing Systems. The focal point of the study is an evaluation of the relevance of such systems, both from economic and traffic perspectives. Recommendations from study results are derived for city and transport planners, public transport providers as well as for the firms offering Free Floating Carsharing.

civity study on options for further development of EU high speed rail network is finalised

With policy ambitions on the one hand and funding restrictions on the other, decisions regarding new rail corridor investments require a strong economic foundation and careful review of potential investment options. The purpose of this study, prepared for SNCF and Alstom and presented to members of the European Parliament and the European Commission, is to support such critical decision-making for high speed rail corridor investments and upgrades.

Three investment options were considered: construction of a new very high speed line (300+ km/h), a new medium high speed line (250 km/h) and the upgrade of a conventional line (200 km/h). Conclusions regarding the selection of options were developed through a full system economic analysis and a subsequent sensitivity analysis.