Hessen is a central transport hub within Europe, making it an ideal location for companies. Numerous motorways, trunk roads and train connections as well as Germany’s largest airport, in Frankfurt, enable you to reach all major business locations on the continent quickly and comfortably. Hessen is also perfectly suited to develop technologies for the sustainable mobility of the future, which you can harness for your company. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to contact organizations and programs working in traffic and transport – we will be happy to advise you.
The Center for Sustainable Mobility Planning Hessen – for counties and municipalities supports Hessian municipalities and counties in all aspects of sustainable, integrated mobility planning. The European guidelines for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) provide the basis for this framework. Additionally, the center of expertise accompanies the preparation, execution and implementation of a SUMP and is available as a knowledge, exchange and networking platform. Frankfurt, Kassel and Wiesbaden are already determined as Ten-T cities with an urban node. Darmstadt, Gießen and Offenbach are next to be given a SUMP commitment.
The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) policy addresses the implementation and development of a Europe-wide network of railway lines, roads, inland waterways, maritime shipping routes, ports, airports and railroad terminals. The ultimate objective is to close gaps, remove bottlenecks and technical barriers, as well as to strengthen social, economic and territorial cohesion in the EU.
The Centre of Competence for Climate, Environment and Noise Protection in Aviation (CENA is run by Hessen Trade & Invest and located at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) in Frankfurt. One of CENA’s research projects is a pilot plant for the production of synthetic kerosine for air traffic – just one of more than 100 hydrogen and fuel cell technology projects that have been implemented in Hessen to date. Hessen-based companies and universities have been working in this field for many years.
The ‘Mobiles Hessen 2030’ program links the wide-ranging activities and projects relating to the sustainable mobility of the future, supports stakeholders involved and communicates the topic to the outside world, serving as a central information platform for dialogue between the state, business, research and the public.
With the ‘Strom bewegt’ initiative, electromobility offerings are being promoted in Hessen. The objective: More electric vehicles, both for personal use and in corporate fleets. Against this background, Hessen is also focusing on further expansion of its charging infrastructure.