Investments in transport infrastructure
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
- TERM 019
Policy issue: Investment priority for environmentally-friendly transport infrastructures
The overall modal investment shares have hardly changed since 1980: 62 % of investments are in roads
Rail receives a larger share of total investment than its share of total demand, but this has not made rail flexible enough to meet new transport demands. The quality of railway, intermodal and combined services and operations needs to be improved. Most investment in the EU's trans-European transport network (TEN) is for motorways, although it was foreseen that 60 % would go to rail, mainly for the development of high-speed rail. There has been relatively high investment in urban rail, and more cycle tracks are being planned in some countries.
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Transport infrastructure investment TERM 2001
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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