TØI – Institute of Transport Economics (Norway)

The Institute of Transport Economics (Transportøkonomisk institutt, TØI) is a national institution for transport research and development. The main objectives of the Institute are to carry out applied research on issues connected with transport and to promote the application of research results by advising the authorities, the transport industry and the public at large. Its sphere of activity includes the following research arenas:

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Spatial planning and transport
  • Public transport and transport policy
  • Freight transport
  • International logistics
  • Sustainable transport and mobility
  • Regional analysis
  • Risk analyses, meta-analysis and cost-benefit analyses
  • Tourism
  • Traffic safety and the interaction between road users, road system, and vehicles
  • Travel behaviour

The Institute receives its annual base funding from the Research Council of Norway. Special emphasis is placed on the practical application of research results, and most of the studies and projects carried out here are commissioned. In Norway most of the clients are central government bodies and local authorities, with some commissions from the private sector. The Institute is also engaged in a number of research projects for the European Commission, for public authorities in different countries and for international organizations.

In TOGETHER on the move TØI is responsible for the background analysis of migrants and the process and impact assessment.

Terje Assum
Susanne Nordbakke