External costs of transport
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
- TERM 025
Policy issue: Reduction of external costs of transport
Passenger transport is estimated to be responsible for 65 % of total external costs. The average external costs (per passenger-km) of cars are the highest, then aircraft, bus and train. For freight, water and rail transport have the lowest external costs per tonne-km, with air transport and trucking 10 and 5 times, respectively, more than rail.
For references, please go to http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/external-costs-of-transport or scan the QR code.
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