European Transport Policy Makers have an on-going requirement for good quality input data to support models, evaluation methodologies and indicator frameworks. Without information integration, DG-MOVE lacks a consistent data source covering:
- Passengers and freight;
- All modes of transport;
- Demand and supply.
Data users frequently encounter problems of data interpretation arising from the heterogeneous methodologies associated with the available data sources. This is a fundamental and widespread problem, requiring effort and innovation in terms of knowledge management as well as data collection, storage and retrieval.
This has led to the concept of a common transport policy database to be used by policy makers and by analysts and modellers, as first implemented through the framework project ETIS in 2005.
ETISplus is a European Transport policy Information System, combining data, analytical modelling with maps (GIS), a single online interface for accessing the data. It aims therefore to provide a bridge between official statistics and applications within the transport policy theme.
The project itself has been finished, but all data still can be downloaded here.