ICARUS- Intermodal Connections in Adriatic- Ionian Region to Upgrowth Seamless solutions for passenger
ICARUS project promotes a strategy for intermodal connections in Adriatic Ionian Region.
The objective is to improve passengers intermodal transport connections and eases coast – hinterland sustainable accessibility to promote car-independent lifestyles. Accidents, congestion and pollution are some of the problems generated from the massive use of private cars. In some cases, it is the only alternative, in some others it is the result of a lack of transport services integration, collaboration among transport providers and integrated information.
ICARUS wants to go past these problems making a use of innovative technologies to adapt smart mobility in a digital world. Moreover it aims to activate a behavioral change in mobility, using the Mobility as a Service, a concept which moves passenger needs from the transport means to the mobility service.
ICARUS will focus on tests on harmonization of timetables, availability of car/bike sharing within transport nodes, way finding through innovative ICT solutions for seamless flow of information, integrated intelligent multimodal payment systems, dynamic travel planning and cross border intermodal services. Organizations from Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Primorsko Goranska, Istarka, Sibensko Kninska and Splitsko Dalmatinska will cooperate for a common vision of sustainable mobility.
ICARUS pursues to achieve its results thanks to the deployment of 3 thematic areas which will be deployed jointly: 1)ICT/MaaS, by implementing the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept: citizens should be allowed to get from A to B using different means of transport.
2) Transport services and Multimodality: the area concerns transport services and facilities to foster multimodality (as bike stations at the railway stations, e-car rental services, improved solutions in order to use less the own car and to promote active mobility thanks to improved bike-train services). Harmonization of timetables of different public transport means will also represent a key project topic.
3) Actions and strategies for a behavioural change which complement services development and integration. Actions concerning transport organization and services must be supported by strategies acting to stimulate the us of the new services created.
A number of project partners: 10 (Italy: Institute for transport and logistics foundation, Regional agency for productive activities, Autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Venice International University, Emilia-Romagna region, Central European initiative executive secretariat, Metropolitan city of Venice; Croatia: HZ passenger transport ltd., Intermodal transport cluster, Rijeka development agency porin ltd.)
ICARUS project is funded under the 2014 - 2020 Interreg V-A Italy - Croatia CBC Programme
Total budget in EUR: 2.200.000,00
ERDF in EUR: 1.870.000,00
Duration in months: 30 (01/07/2018-31/12/2020)