Towards an integrated Transport system

Currently, rather than a truly European transport system, several barriers exist to the seamless movement of passengers and goods across borders. There are operational barriers stemming from diversity in regulations, technical barriers from incompatible technologies, infrastructure barriers due to the incomplete network of major cross-border links across the continent, and legal barriers because of the lack of pertinent European legislation. This policy brochure addresses these issues with a focus on freight transport including: 1. barrier-free international road and rail transport and the opening of these markets to competition; 2. the interoperability of electronic fee collection across European road networks, which is of particular interest to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs); 3. logistics solutions based on harmonised communication framework conditions and information and communication technologies (ICT) platforms, which are key to intermodality and comodality.

Integrated Transport Reseach_reviewed by EIA.pdf