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Future Integrated Transport Link Programme

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what research has been conducted into the Future Integrated Transport LINK Programme; and if he will place a copy of findings in the Library; [99770](2) if he will make a statement on the outcome of the Future Integrated Transport LINK Programme. [99771]

The Future Integrated Transport Programme provided part funding to academic/ industrial collaborative research projects under the Government's LINK framework. From the launch of the programme in September 1999 until its closure to applications in 2002, the Department for Transport and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council offered support to 18 projects. The LINK projects supported are:

Pedestrian Activity Measurement in the Transport Environment;
The Demand for Public Transport—a Practical Guide;
UK Marine Motorways Study;
Integrating Transport and eCommerce in Logistics Supply Chains:
Rapid Construction of Passenger Interchanges;
Assessing the Potential for Rationalising Road Freight Operations;
Integration of Multi-Modal Reliability in the Assessment of Transport Schemes;
Monitoring of High Occupancy Vehicles;
Inclusive Transport Environment: Colour Design, Lighting and Visual Impairment;
Measuring Demand for an Integrated Inter-urban Public Transport Network;
Evaluating the Success of Urban Cycle Networks;
Enhanced Rail Contribution by Improved Reliability;
Improving the Efficiency of Travel by Improved Household Activity Scheduling;
Co-ordinating Individual Action Programmes in Rural Transport Management;
A Model to Assess Public Transport Reliability;
Multi-Objective Signal Control for Urban Environments;
Computer Based Tools for Streetscape Design and Reallocation;
Dynamic Assistive Information System.

Fuller descriptions of the objectives of these projects are available on the Department's website. As individual projects are completed between 2003 and 2007, summary results will also become available on the website. The industrial and academic partners undertake publication of the results of the individual projects.