EU Enlargement Offers "Unique" Opportunity

The enlargement of the European Union is seen to offer a unique opportunity for Europe's transport policy, as transport demand is set to significantly increase throughout the ten new member states. The expectation is based on the following considerations: roads are above all a major purveyor of socioeconomic welfare, accounting for 7% of total employment and up to 10% of total fiscal income; congestion and pollution are primarily an urban issue which will not be resolved by investing in a handful of high profile inter urban rail projects; the implementation of technological progress has already significantly improved road transport's overall environmental performance; and the conditions must be established for a free competition between transport modes and enhanced participations from the private sector.


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  • Accession Number: 01001041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2005 4:21PM