Ireland to host Transport Research Arena (TRA) in 2024

Minister Eamon Ryan announced today that Ireland will host the Transport Research Arena Conference in 2024, bringing over 3,000 experts from around the world to the major event in Dublin. 

The TRA2024 conference is the largest research and innovation conference on transport in Europe and will be held in the RDS Dublin from the 15th to 18th of April 2024. The first such conference was held in 2006 and it has taken place in a different European city every two years since then. 

As part of the lead-up to the event, a TRA Management Committee meeting was held in the RDS yesterday which included a tour of the conference facilities. Those in attendance included Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan, the CEO of Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Peter Walsh, as well as representatives from the European Commission.  

The TRA is a major event in relation to transport policymaking as it offers attendees a great opportunity to learn about each other’s work and the future of transport.  

The conference helps researchers, policymakers and stakeholders explore the latest technological and industrial developments in the sector while also looking at innovative transport policies in Europe and worldwide. 

The main themes of TRA2024 are Safe and Inclusive Transport, Sustainable Mobility of People and Goods, Collaborative Digitisation and Efficient & Resilient Systems. 

TRA will be of most interest to the research and academic community, the transport industry and private sector, as well as public sector policymakers. 

Visit the TRA website and the TRA 2024 page for more information. 

TRA Management Committee which includes representatives from the European Commission, the Department of Transport, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and University College Dublin.

Maria Carbone European Commission DG MOVE, responsible for “Mobility and Transport”, John McCarthy DoT and Chair of the TRA Management Committee, Garret Doocey DoT, Albert Daly TII, Peter Walsh CEO of TII, Ciaran Mc Nally UCD and Chair of the Programme Committee, Beatriz Martinez-Pastor UCD, Philippe Froissard, European Commission Directorate-general (DG) Research and Innovation.