Transportation Information Management System
The Republic of Turkey has worked closely with the European Union (EU) to improve transport connections in the framework of the accession process. The trans-European transport network (RTE-T or TET-T – Trans-European Transport Network) aims to facilitate the movement of people and goods through the connection of national networks (road, rail, air and sea), establishing optimal transport infrastructure.
Facilitating the integration of the regions of Europe, the Caucasus and the Middle East
The development of TEN-T in Turkey is strategic for political, social and economic reasons, both for the country and for the EU. Turkey is an important transport node that connects Europe with the Caucasus and the Middle East, so improving its transport infrastructure will be beneficial for economic and social integration with the EU and neighboring countries. Within this objective, IDOM has been collaborating with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey (MoTI) in the design of a central database and the implementation of a Transport Information Management System (SGIT or TIMS – Transport Information Management System) that includes a viewer. With the development of the SGIT, MoTI has obtained a robust tool to monitor the development of TEN-T in Turkey.
The SGIT is a strategic project undertaken by MoTI, with the co-financing of the European Union. It is based on geographic information systems (GIS) and incorporates capacity to analyze the current status of TEN-T for Turkey and its future needs.
With the most recent data collected and available in a central database of all modes of transport, decision makers will be able to develop more precise transport policies and investment decisions. The SGIT has become a solid base that allows the incorporation of new technologies related to the modeling and analysis of transport networks.