With the aim of improving inner-city transport efficiency, adding to the urban quality of life, and meeting sustainable environmental goals, Berlin's transport plan has to tackle both the challenge of German reunification and rising travel demands. Besides the reopening and extension of the transport infrastructure, in particular of regional passenger transport, it is also important to look for new ways to influence and link all transport sectors. The objectives of the integrated Berlin transport system management are safety, economic viability, environmental friendliness, and improvement of comfort. In the catchment areas of many Western European cities, efforts are currently underway to oppose the constant growth in the number of cars on the road and the attendant problems through more intelligent use of the existing transport infrastructure. Cooperation at the European level will ensure that only solutions that can be implemented Europewide will be used. A sidebar highlights Berlin's role in the CApitals Integrated Telematics Applications on a Large Scale (CAPITALS) intelligent transportation system (ITS) project.

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