Author(s): N. Brnjac, D. Badanjak & D. Babić
The impact of freight transport on the economy, society and
environment has been defined and recognized as an essential element of
the European integrations.
The increase in the freight transport share has
also raised the density of traffic on the urban roads, which in turn raised the
problem of traffic flows in the cities, congestion, traffic sustainability and
The past research related to solving the congestion
problem in the cities was based on the tendencies to improve the entire
One of the ways is to shift a certain volume of freight from
road to other transport branches, which results in the reduction of the
number of heavy freight vehicles on the roads and reduction of the adverse
use of intermodal transport which is more environmentally
friendly and influences the increase of longevity and organization of urban and
Arguments supporting the mentioned hypotheses include the
Interoperability as the basic precondition for the development of
combined transport can be technical, functional, and market-oriented.
Interoperability insures the continuous flow of freight through the entire
transport chain, and easier and faster transport of freight and people through
the urban areas.
Traffic infrastructure has to support the need for different modes
of transport; rail transport, road transport and water transport.
Successful operation of combined transport (neutral to the mode of
transport) requires the management of the entire transport chain (logistics),
freight control, so that freight can be tracked at any moment, as well as the
freight safety in the transport chain.
intermodal transport, urban transport, logistics, intermodal
terminal, congestion, safety, traffic flow, freight transport.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/UT070051
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This paper can be found in the following bookUrban Transport XIII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st CenturyBuy