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Transport 09-04-2021

Electric truck technology close to challenging diesel: study

Electric freight trucks will soon be technologically ready to replace fossil-fuel powered trucks, but the lack of fast-charging infrastructure will hamper uptake, a new study has found.
Transport 17-12-2008

EU eyes faster deployment of ‘intelligent transport’

The European Commission has proposed the adoption of a new EU directive to speed up deployment of ICT solutions in road transport in a bid to develop cleaner, safer and more efficient European transport systems.
Transport 19-03-2008

Interview: Extra funding needed for urban mobility

The European Parliament will call on the Commission and EU governments to set up new financing mechanisms to tackle the growing congestion and pollution problems plaguing our cities, Austrian MEP Reinhard Rack, rapporteur on the Commission’s Green Paper on urban mobility told EURACTIV.
Transport 26-09-2007

Commission unveils urban-mobility strategy

Presenting a new Green Paper on Urban Transport, Commissioner Jacques Barrot outlined a large range of potential solutions and areas where the EU could take action in order to tackle the growing congestion, pollution and safety problems in Europe's cities.
Transport 17-09-2007

Mobility Week: EU eyes less road-space for cars

More than 1,500 cities will take part in the sixth edition of the annual European Mobility Week, which, under the theme 'Streets For People', aims to prove that reclaiming road space for pedestrians and cyclists can serve to cut congestion and pollution without reducing people's mobility.
Transport 05-06-2007

Commission sketches urban-mobility strategy

Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot has outlined his vision of the future Green Paper on urban transport, following four months of stakeholder consultations, which revealed that Europeans do want the EU to take action in this area, which is traditionally reserved for local authorities.

Interview: ‘EU not doing enough on public transport’

MEP Gyula Hegyi, who has drafted a Parliament Report on the EU urban environment strategy, says in an interview with EURACTIV that improving mobility should be cities' number-one priority and that the EU must do more to encourage this. 
Transport 05-03-2007

Mobility stakeholders urge more EU funds for public transport

The EU can contribute to improving urban mobility through harmonisation, research and benchmarking, but re-directing investment and citizens' mindsets towards public transport will also be critical, according to urban-mobility actors.
Transport 22-09-2006

More cars, less accidents – but still more can be done

Car Free Day aims both to reduce the use of cars and to improve road safety. But, recent figures suggest that much more must be done to reduce the number of fatalities on EU roads. The European Transport Safety Council says potentially life-saving new technologies are under-used.
Transport 19-09-2006

Stockholm says yes to congestion taxes

After Rome, London, Edinburgh and Oslo, Stockholm could be the latest city to introduce road tolls around the city centre in view of limiting traffic. 
Transport 15-09-2006

Congestion charges – the road to sustainable mobility in the EU?

As 771 European cities prepare to launch the 2006 European Mobility week, Stockholm’s inhabitants must vote on a system of road tolls aimed at reducing traffic in the city centre.
Transport 29-06-2006

Commission favours logistics as path towards sustainable transport

Advanced logistics solutions have a vital part to play in promoting Europe’s mobility, sustainability and competitiveness goals, the Commission states in its Communication on freight transport logistics.
Transport 18-01-2006

EU action plan seeks to shift freight to rivers

The new NAIADES programme will try to foster inland waterway transport as an environmentally-friendly alternative to road freight. The action plan will tackle the sector's poor image and infrastructure problems.

Mobility Week: Europe in search of clean air

Initiatives to promote cycling, walking, public transport and car-pooling in cities are at the centre of this year's European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September.
Climate change 07-06-2005

Urban sprawl in the spotlight at UN environment day

Green cities were the focus of the United Nation's Environment Day 2005 in San Francisco. An environment atlas with satellite pictures of sprawling cities was shown to the 50 mayors attending the event.

Roads to climate-friendly transport are many

European policy-makers discussed almost every possible way to encourage cleaner transport in the EU at a round-table debate organised in the context of the Commission's annual Green Week event.

EU losing its credibility on transport policy, warns MEP

Europe's grand project to make transport sustainable in the long run is simply being abandoned, warns the Parliament's transport committee vice-president Gilles Savary in an interview with EURACTIV.

International TV campaign to promote public transport

Launched on the day the Kyoto Protocol comes into force, the campaign will promote the environmental and life-style benefits of public transport. The global warming impact of transport is causing growing concern among EU policy-makers.
Elections 30-10-2004

Dimas gears up green credentials for Parliament hearing

New Commissioner designate for the Environment, Stavros Dimas, will try to convince MEPs on 29 September that he is not the right-wing free-marketeer lawyer he has sometimes been portrayed as.