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Project acronym: BALTRIS

Project title: Improving Road Infrastructure Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

Application call: 3

Priority: 2. Internal and external accessibility

Project website: http://baltris.org/

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Lead Partner:

Lietuvos automobilių kelių direkcija prie Susisiekimo ministerijos
J. Basanavičiaus g. 36/2
3109 Vilnius
LT
Algimantas Janusauskas (Mr), Deputy Director General
E-mail: algimantas.janusauskas@lra.lt
Phone: +37052329602
Fax: +37052329609

Project Manager:

Lietuvos automobilių kelių direkcija prie Susisiekimo ministerijos
J. Basanavičiaus g. 36/2
3109 Vilnius
LT
Egidijus Skrodenis (Mr), Head of Traffic Safety Division
E-mail: egidijus.skrodenis@lra.lt
Phone: +37052329610
Fax: +37052329609


Information Manager:

The Swedish Transport Administration
Björkhemsvägen 17
29125 Kristianstad
SE
Eva Hast
E-mail: eva.hast@trafikverket.se
Phone: +46 10-123 60 91
Fax: +46 10-1240703



Summary description of the project:

Safe transportation is an element in the overall objective of the BSR programme – to make the BSR an attractive place to work and live in. However increasing road traffic volumes in the BSR come at a price of accidents during which lives are lost and injuries caused.

There are large differences among BSR countries in road safety performance. Transportation in the south-eastern part of the region is considerably less safe than in the north or west. Countries have achieved improvements in road safety over the last years, however further reductions in number of accidents, fatalities and injuries are needed.

Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the BSR encourages joint actions and sharing of practices in road safety (priority “Improve Internal and External Transport Links“).

The specific objective of the BALTRIS project is to develop tools and build capacity to better manage safety of road infrastructure in the BSR. Attention to road infrastructure safety and tools applied to manage it vary in the BSR countries. The Project focuses on the exchange of experience and joint development of road infrastructure safety management procedures: i.e. road safety impact assessment, road safety inspections, road safety audits, evaluation of high accident concentration sections. This is complemented by capacity building and dissemination activities. It is expected that the application of tools developed and strengthened capacity will lead to improved safety of road infrastructure as well as allow choosing cost-effective engineering solutions. Safer road infrastructure will result in improved overall road safety, especially in those parts of the BSR where number of accidents and fatalities are currently the highest.

The Project partnership is composed of road safety authorities and universities from 4 BSR countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden. In this way the Project includes countries with the best and the worst road safety situation which allows addressing the most problematic areas in the region and provides opportunities for exchange of good practice.

The Project is led by Lithuanian Road Administration. The support to the Project idea and readiness to co-operate was expressed by the Polish Road Administration, Latvian Road Administration, Baltic Road Association and Nordic Road Association.


Achievements of the project so far:

Following results have been achieved by the project so far:

Main outputs of the project have been finalized:

1. Road Safety Audit (RSA) Good Practice Guide.

2. Recommendations for Road Safety Impact Assessment (RSIA).

3. Ranking of High Accident Concentration Sections and Network Safety Ranking (RHACS and NSR).

4. Road Safety Inspection (RSI) Guidelines and Checklists.

5. National Action Plan for the application of guidelines.

6. Report on road safety in the BSR and international practice in road infrastructure safety management.

7. Training programme on "Road Infrastructure Safety Management".

8. Report on education and training options and programmes in the area of road infrastructure safety.

First 4 listed outputs are available at project website baltris.org, which will be accessible also after completion of the project.

The implementation of the project is now complete. Outputs produced in the project have been used for implementation of one of the most essential activities of the project - trainings. Trainings were based on 4 outputs, produced within BALTRIS: RSA Good Practice Guide, Recommendations for RSIA, Ranking of High Accident Concentration Sections and Network Safety Ranking, RSI Guidelines and Checklists.

In total 4 training sessions have been organized in each partner's country during last 2 reporting periods:

First session - Tallin, Estonia on 30th of January - 3rd of February, 2012. Topic of the training was Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Inspection. 25 participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participated in the training.

Second session - Vilnius, Lithuania on 12-16 March, 2012. Topic of the training was Road Safety Impact Assessment and Network Safety Management. Training has been attended by 21 participant from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Sweden.

Third session - Lund, Sweden on 16-20 April, 2012. Topic of the training was Road Safety Audit and Road Safety Inspection. 22 participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Poland participated in the training.

Fourth session - Riga, Latvia on 14-18 May, 2012. Topic of the training was Road Safety Impact Assessment and Network Safety Management. Training has been attended by 31 participant from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Italy.

All materials used during the trainings is available and can be accessed at baltris.org. Contact details of project representatives from each partner's country, responsible for organisation of the trainings are also available (and will be available after project completion) at the project web site. If an interest to organise such trainings (or part of them) appears from any organisation in the future, it will be possible to contact BALTRIS representatives for consultation or assistance in organisation.



Project Duration: Jun 2010 - Dec 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 1.472.590,00
ERDF co-financing: 1.203.790,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communications
3109 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
J. Basanavičiaus g. 36/2
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Algimantas Janusauskas (Mr), Deputy Director General
Phone: +37052329602
E-mail: algimantas.janusauskas@lra.lt
Web: www.lra.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:449.383,00
ERDF co-financing:381.975,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Estonian Road Administration
10916 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Parnu road 463 a
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Siim Vaikmaa, Chief Specialist at Traffic Safety Dept.
Phone: +3726119380
E-mail: Siim.Vaikmaa@mnt.ee
Web: http://www.mnt.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:42.529,00
ERDF co-financing:36.150,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Riga Technical University
LV-1658 Riga | LATVIA
Kalku street 1
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Juris Rihards Naudzuns, Prof. at the Faculty of Building and Civil Engineering
Phone: +37167089100
E-mail: juris.naudzuns@inzenierbuve.lv
Web: http://www.rtu.lv/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:57.376,00
ERDF co-financing:48.770,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Tallinn University of Technology
19086 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Ehitajate tee 5
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Dago Antov, professor PhD, Department of Transportation
Phone: +3726202605
E-mail: Dago.Antov@ttu.ee
Web: http://www.ttu.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:174.507,00
ERDF co-financing:148.331,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The Swedish Transport Administration
78170 Borlänge | SWEDEN
Röda vägen 1
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Contact person: Eva Hast, Regional Communication Manager
Phone: +46101236091
E-mail: eva.hast@trafikverket.se
Web: www.trafikverket.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:352.117,00
ERDF co-financing:264.088,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
10223 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Saulėtekio al. 11
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Alfredas Laurinavičius, Department of Roads
Phone: +37052744709
E-mail: alfla@vgtu.lt
Web: www.vgtu.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:269.721,00
ERDF co-financing:229.263,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lund University
22100 Lund | SWEDEN
Lunds universitet, Box 117
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Zsuzsanna Toth-Szabo, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering
Phone: +46462229143
E-mail: Zsuzsanna.Toth-Szabo@tft.lth.se
Web: http://www.lu.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:126.949,00
ERDF co-financing:95.212,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00