Public consultation launched on the future of transport in Europe
Posted: 3 July 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The European Commission has launched the consultation to better understand how the EU can help the transport sector to become more sustainable, competitive, modern and resilient to crises.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of transport to allow both stakeholders and citizens to comment and identify their priorities. The consultation will be open until 23 September 2020 and aims to enable the Commission to better understand how the EU can help the transport sector in the future.
Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, said: “We are encouraging our citizens and stakeholders to take part in the public consultation we are launching today. Mobility is a key priority and our new strategy aims at creating a crisis-proof transport system for us and for the generations to come. We shall start from recovery and build on this foundation a solid structure, fit both for the challenges and advantages of a more digital and green future.”
European transport policy is designed to meet the needs of both people and businesses as well as to address climate change and reap the benefits of digitisation. In order to best achieve these multiple aims, the European Commission is working on a comprehensive Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility. The Strategy was announced as part of the European Green Deal, and is scheduled for release before the end of 2020. It will supersede the 2011 Transport White Paper as the European Commission’s vision for transport.
The comprehensive strategy will include the following objectives:
- Increasing the uptake of zero-emission vehicles
- Making sustainable alternative solutions available to the public and businesses
- Supporting digitalisation and automation
- Improving connectivity and access.
The consultation is available on the ‘Have your say’ portal where citizens and stakeholders are invited to log in and share their feedback and opinions.