Real change in transport price by mode
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
- TERM 020
Policy issue: Fair and efficient pricing
The price of car transport has increased less than the price of rail and public transport: this has not encouraged the use of rail and public transport
EU-wide data on real passenger and freight transport prices are still lacking. However, data for some countries (e.g. UK and Denmark) show that passenger car transport has become cheaper relative to public transport than it was 20 years ago. In the Netherlands freight transport by all modes has become cheaper during recent decades. Trucking has gained market share because it has become much faster, and it remains a flexible mode for low quantities of freight.
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Transport prices 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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