Welcome to the COMPASS project
Welcome to the COMPASS project, co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme. The project started on 1st November 2011 and will run for 25 months. The project consortium comprises nine partners from six European countries.
The research to be undertaken in the COMPASS project will recommend solutions that will allow improvements to the planning and operation of the passenger transport network to enhance co-modality in transport thus contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions.
COMPASS aims to provide an overall picture what travellers require from the transport system at present and in the future based on an investigation of the key socio-economic trends. COMPASS will analyse how ICT (information and computer technology) and ITS (intelligent transport systems) applications can meet the future demands identified, favouring the integration of multi-modal transport solutions, and will assess how these solutions can contribute to the de-carbonisation of transport activities.
In COMPASS co-modality is defined as "using the transport system so that a particular mode is used when it is the most appropriate one for a particular journey; this can involve intermodal trips, but may also involve single-mode trips". Solutions for optimised co-modality will be identified and assessed, so that policy recommendations can be made.