Impediments to InteroperabiIity in the Organisation Oftrans-European Transport Systems



Impediments to InteroperabiIity in the Organisation Oftrans-European Transport Systems

Authors

HIBBERT R, NELSON J D, MULLEY C, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and SCHAEFER H, Heusch Boeesefeldt GmbH, and SOERGEL J, Universitat zu Koln,Germany

Description

This paper begins by trying to establish a more comprehensive definition of interoperability than the general one of 'Interoperability is the ability of two, or more, transport systems to operate effectively and efficiently together to fulfil consumers' r

Abstract

This paper begins by trying to establish a more comprehensive definition of interoperability than the general one of 'Interoperability is the ability of two, or more, transport systems to operate effectively and efficiently together to fulfil consumers' requirements of a transport system'. This is the definition which most practitioners would offer and was the starting point for this research. However, such a definition does not easily lead to policy initiatives to improve interoperability. For this a more specific definition is required that not only highlights the eansal nature of the problems involved when interopembility does not exist between transport systems but also gives some idea as to how to measure the nature of the problem and the degree of success of policy. To achieve this a general model of transport system organisation is proposed.

Publisher

Association for European Transport