Planning and decision-making processes

Planning and decision-making processes at various levels of society are of great importance for how the transport sector is designed and changed. We conduct research focusing mainly on regional and local planning and policy, often linked to public transport. This involves adopting a broad perspective and examining specific aspects of the processes such as gender equality, public participation, and the environment.



The impact of cumulative tonnes on track failures: an empirical approach

Cost-benefit analysis is often used in appraisal of rail infrastructure investments. A corresponding decision support is, however, not available for rail infrastructure maintenance and renewal. To for example decide whether to renew or continue to...

Energisnåla beläggningar: uppföljning av riksväg 95 objekt Varuträsk − Boliden

In this project the functional properties are evaluated for two different sections along highway 95 between Varuträsk and Boliden in Västerbotten county. Both sections are approximately 100 m long and constructed in the same way, except for the base...

Upptäcktsavstånd till oskyddade trafikanter i mörkertrafik: resultat från en fältstudie i...

Studies concerning visibility in traffic have previously been carried out with the aim to investigate the longest distance possible to perceive for instance a vulnerable road user under varying conditions. In real driving however, the driver has a...



Social sustainability and just mobility

Welcome to a research workshop on Social sustainability and just mobility, 8–9 October 2019 in Linköping, Sweden

European Road Profile User's Group, ERPUG

Welcome to the sixth ERPUG meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The second Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. VTI is part of the programme committee. 



Knowledge in the fight against microplastics from road traffic

The Government has commissioned VTI to develop and disseminate knowledge regarding the emission of microplastics from road traffic.


How to make autonomous vehicles coexist with other traffic

The road infrastructure must be prepared for self-driving vehicles – especially in the beginning when the concepts are still new. Researchers are contributing to this through CoEXist, an EU-funded research project in which VTI participates as the largest...


Electric roads: ‘Standardisation is an important factor for a future European transport system’

VTI employees recently arranged a workshop in Brussels on the standardisation of Electric Road Systems (ERS). ERS has become increasingly relevant as a possible method for reducing the transport sector's environmental impacts, especially in terms of climate...


Research on passenger and freight transport research

Shift2Rail is a European railway project that works actively to create innovations within the railway sector. IMPACT-2 is a project within Shift2Rail that follows and evaluates the innovation projects. How are the innovations coming along? Are they beneficial...


How vehicles can avoid accidents on newly paved roads

Friction is an important property for road safety. VTI has investigated how roads change in the first few weeks after surfacing work has been completed. Researchers recommend posting warning signs when the road is opened and waiting at least three weeks to...


VTI contributes to study on older drivers and accidents

On behalf of and in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Agency, VTI has carried out a study of older drivers and the link between illness and traffic accidents. The Transport Agency has now published the results.