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Title Integrating Europe's transport system : practical proposals for the mid-term review of the Transport White Paper : report of a CEPS Task Force / Wolfgang Roth, chairman ; David Kernohan, rapporteur
Published Brussels : Centre for European Policy Studies, 2006


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Description 28 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes "June 2006." -- t.p
"Four years after the European Commission adopted its Transport White Paper, CEPS formed a Task Force of experienced practitioners to review European transport policy. The members of this Task Force are now publishing their findings and conclude that numerous challenges remain in the European transport arena. The release of this report is timed to coincide with the forthcoming mid-term review by the Commission of EU progress towards a single market for transport. Until recently, EU transport policy has been firmly wedded to the twin ideas of "decoupling' transport from economic growth and encouraging a 'modal shift' from road to rail, especially for freight transport. With economic growth in the doldrums and an urgent need to reinvigorate the Lisbon strategy, however, many now believe that transport policy should play a central role in the process of enhancing European competitiveness. While progress has been made towards a coherent, EU-wide road transport policy, less has been achieved for rail, air and sea in recent years. The CEPS transport group sees future transport demand set to grow more strongly than anticipated due to internal market reforms and globalisation. If this growth materialises, rather than favouring rail, all transport modes and technological options must be allowed to play their appropriate part in meeting Europe's escalating transport needs. The good news is that this time there are hopeful signs that these ideas are gaining ground in both the Commission and the Parliament" -- back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 28)
Subject Transportation and state -- European Union countries.
Transportation -- Planning.
Author Roth, Wolfgang, 1941-
Kernohan, David.
Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels, Belgium)
ISBN 9290796278
Other Titles Practical proposals for the mid-term review of the Transport White Paper