Integrated Strategy for Sustainable Transport
Operational Programme Italy-Malta 2007-2013
This project contributes towards the strengthening of efficiency, sustainability and integration within a joint transport system aiming at an improved internal/external accessibility and competitiveness. The main result provides a contribution to overcoming the current bottlenecks identified within/between Malta and Sicily in strong connection to inadequate land and air infrastructures, logistics and commercial services. This project thus provides the basis for better accessibility through an eco-friendly transport system. The project frames the supply chain needs in order to maximise the system’s inherent ability to absorb an increased Sicilian-Maltese commutership of passengers and goods through a reorganisation of the entire network.
This project is part financed by the European Union – European Regional Development Fund with a total budgetary allocation of €2,500,000; 85% of which are funded by the Italy-Malta Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013.
The Region of Sicily will be leading the project, together with the contribution of ARCES Collegio Universitario (Research Centre) and Transport Malta (TM).
The role of Transport Malta in this project is to use the platform to be created by this project as an integrator, bringing together every aspect of the Authority’s operations by providing interoperable technology, geographic data standards, deployed data storages and technologies. The overall activities shall focus on the development of an efficient and integrated transport information system to make it available to the public, staff and all the stakeholders.
Specific deliverables shall concentrate on building up spatial data related to the multimodal transport network to provide efficient connections between the ports, land and air transport models and superimposing the data on a topographic map and other remote sensed imagery data. The transport network shall consist of proper links and nodes to provide an essential reference dataset for each transport application. In addition to this network, the system would look at identifying and integrating in its geo-database design, sector specific datasets. A web based GIS will be developed and integrated with other specific transport applications as identified in a needs assessment exercise. The enterprise-level GIS would support planning and daily operational and business needs for managing and maintaining a state of the art transportation network and services. This intranet portal would provide accurate and reliable geospatial information and services to various sectors within the Authority such as surface, aviation and maritime.
Transport Malta is embarking on implementing an enterprise Geographic Information System across all the Authority to consolidate operations within the directorates and to facilitate transportation planning decisions in providing one common source to integrate, visualise and manipulate data. This project plays a central role to TM not only on merging all the technical components (network, hardware and software) but in providing a fully empowered solution that can manage all the different aspects of processes, infrastructure, software and data.
This project is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund, 2007-2013 Italy-Malta OP
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