Road transport is essential to social and economic vitality, especially for employment, but it also entails social and economic costs, such as traffic accidents and impacts on the environment. The OECD Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages Research Programme is helping Member countries to maximise the return on their investments in road transport. It supports improved technical applications, modern management practices, and an intermodal systems approach to favour sustainable road and transport systems.
This report summarises the key results of international activities carried out by OECD. It addresses such crucial questions as intermodality, logistics, infrastructure, safety, environment and intelligent traffic technologies. The report also describes global technology transfer and information dissemination activities to the benefit of non-member countries.