OJP4Danube project is Applying the method of Open Journey Planning (OJP) in an operative environment with focus to main railway corridors and to cycling routes.
The Danube Region is lacking a fully multimodal network (road, rail, water transport) and suffers from transport bottlenecks mainly in the area of road transport causing negative impact on citizens and nature. High administrative fragmentation of the transport sector is a big obstacle in the realisation of effective multimodal networks.
In OJP4Danube (Coordination mechanisms for multimodal cross-border traveller information network based on OJP for Danube Region) project will create the required digital infrastructure, the innovative novel methods and tools to facilitate an operational network of services. By applying the innovative method of Open Journey Planning (OJP Standard) in an operative environment, end-user services will be able to grow together while at the same time retaining their whole sovereignty. On strategic level, the novel methods and tools will facilitate an operational network of services and line out the long-term organisational structure for the network in dedicated Strategy and Actions Plans.
The integration of coordination mechanisms and better alignment of transport operators and travel information operators from different levels in a technical and organisational manner is in the heart of the project in order to develop a multimodal cross-border travel information network. Particular focus is put to main railway corridors that are connected to regional and local networks, and to cycling routes and cycling-relevant travel information for better accessibility. This will allow multimodal local trips as well as long-distance journeys with environmentally- friendly modes, including cycling and inland waterways. Such multimodal chains are highly demanded by tourists, but also by commuters within and across the borders.
OJP4Danube is co-funded by the Danube Transnational Programme of the European Union.
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