DUBLIN EVENT A ‘MILESTONE’ ON IRELAND’S TRANSPORT JOURNEY

Visitors from over 50 countries to focus on sustainable mobility future with global leaders

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan says Transport Research Arena 2024 (TRA2024) will be a milestone in Ireland’s journey towards finding new ways to move people and goods.  As the largest transport and mobility research event ever staged in Ireland, TRA will attract over 3500 delegates from over 50 countries and be worth an estimated €7m to the Irish economy. It’s set to take place at the RDS in Dublin from 15 – 18 April.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan, TD is the President of TRA2024. He says the event is a fantastic opportunity for Ireland to lead the way forward:  “The ways we move people and goods have to change. TRA2024 is about bringing people together to face that reality and inspiring a sustainable and inclusive transport future. By bringing them together in our capital city, we’re putting ourselves at the centre of innovation and entrepreneurship at a really critical time for this sector. I’m confident this event will mark a milestone for much of how transport is viewed in Ireland in the future”.

TRA2024 has a packed programme featuring contributions from entrepreneurs, industry leaders, policymakers and academics. Speakers are travelling to Dublin from across Ireland, the UK, the EU and the US for the occasion. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear about the cutting-edge technology and ideas that will be central to how people and goods are moved in the years to come.

CEO of Transport Infrastructure Ireland Peter Walsh, Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD and CEO of the National Transport Authority Anne Graham pictured at the RDS in Dublin, where TRA2024 will take place next month. A wide range of eco-friendly transport options, such as the cargo bikes from BikeLibrary.eu pictured above, will be among those on display at the largest event of its kind ever staged in Dublin. Photo: David Doherty

Peter Walsh is CEO of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), which aims to provide sustainable transport infrastructure and services. He says this is a great year to bring TRA to Ireland: “This is the 10th edition of TRA and the first time it has been staged outside of mainland Europe. Since it was established, TRA has earned a reputation as a key event for the research and business communities when it comes to discussing and witnessing the future of all modes of transport.  To have this taking place in Ireland is a unique and exciting opportunity and I am greatly looking forward to taking part”.

Minister Ryan and Peter Walsh recently gathered with a group of TRA2024 stakeholders to showcase some of the eco-friendly transport options for people and goods, which will all be appearing at TRA2024, including an An Post e-trikes, several cargo bikes from BikeLibrary.eu and a delivery drone from Manna Drone Delivery.

The official theme for TRA2024 is Transport Transitions: Advancing Sustainable and Inclusive Mobility. TRA2024 is supported by the European Commission and the Irish Government. For more information and to register, please visit https://traconference.eu/

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD with an An Post electric trike in the foreground with (l-r), Chair of the TRA2024 Organising Committee Celine Crawford, CEO of Transport Infrastructure Ireland Peter Walsh and Head of Research and Innovation at Enterprise Ireland Marina Donohoe, as they demonstrated some of the eco-friendly transport options which will be on display at Transport Research Arena 2024 at the RDS in Dublin next month.  TRA will attract over 3500 delegates from over 50 countries and be worth an estimated €7m to the Irish economy. Photo: David Doherty