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Transport News


“Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy” presentation at the European Parliament

On Monday, December 4th, Prof Matthias Finger will give a presentation of the study “Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy” in front of the Transport […] read more



Transport News


Regulating smart cities: infrastructure, sharing and financing

FSR Transport Adviser, Prof Juan Montero, is teaching this week at the Intensive Training “Regulating smart cities: infrastructure, sharing and financing”, organised by the Communications […] read more

Network Industries

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Transport News


Call for papers: 7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (abstracts submission by 15 January 2018)

The call for papers for the “7th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: New network structures: decentralization, prosumers and the role of online platforms” is […] read more

Network Industries

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The first issue of the new CRNI Journal by Sage is now available!

The first issue of the new “Competition and Regulation in Network Industries” (CRNI) by Sage is now available! Building on the 16-year tradition and strength […] read more


7th European Aviation Conference

Transport News


Air Transport Liberalisation: European Aviation Conference 2017 & New book by Prof Matthias Finger and Prof Ken Button

FSR Transport Advisor Professor Kenneth Button will discuss at the European Aviation Conference in Dublin, taking place 13th and 14th of November 2017.   read more


FSR Transport

Transport News


We’re hiring: Job Opportunities for two Research Associates at FSR Transport

The Florence School of Regulation – Transport Area (FSR Transport) is hiring: we are looking for two Research Associates to join the team based in Florence, Italy. read more


The Observer


The Observer – Competition in Passenger Railways in Europe

This Policy Brief reflects upon the discussions at the “Florence Executive Seminar on Competition in Passenger Railways” that took place on June 15th 2017. On the dedicated […] read more

Communications & MediaNetwork Industries

Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities



Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3 – Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the regulatory challenges facing the development of smart cities. With the acceleration of technological developments in […] read more


Local Governance

IGLUS Quarterly


IGLUS Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 2 – Local Governance: Successes and Opportunities

For decades now, globalization and rapid urbanization have been at the forefront of city building processes culminating in increasingly complex urban environments that defy pre-existent […] read more

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How to define, measure, and improve the performance of the European railway system?

- Rail

Railway traffic in Europe has increased over the past decade, and it is the aim of European policy makers to further promote the shift of passenger and cargo traffic from road to rail. However, to make railways the backbone of an efficient, sustainable and cohesive multimodal mobility system, the overall performance of the railway system has to improve. Even though everyone agrees on this, the very definition of performance and especially its  measurement remains controversial.