Policy Submissions

S1012 - Review of the 2011 EU White Paper on transport


The IET submitted a joint response with the Intelligent Transport Society for the United Kingdom ITS (UK), to the mid-term review of the EU White Paper on Transport.

Abstract The 2011 White Paper on transport intends a transformation of the European transport system that will only be possible through a combination of manifold initiatives at all levels. The Commission has set out appropriate legislative proposals for the next decade with key initiatives put forward for implementation during the mandate. Each of the proposals will be preceded by a thorough impact assessment, considering EU added value and subsidiarity aspects. The Commission aims to ensure that its actions increase the competitiveness of transport while delivering the minimum 60% reduction of GHG emissions from transport needed by 2050, orienting itself along the ten goals which should be seen as benchmarks.

The IET and ITS UK have specifically commented on the ‘Ten goals for a competitive and resource-efficient transport system’ and have highlighted the need to put users and passengers at the centre of any strategy and to use technology as an enabler to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.

Submission Details Submitted on 02 June 2015 to European Union

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Keywords and Search Terms Transport, EU, Policy, sustainable transport strategy, efficiency, innovative mobility, road, rail, freight, airports