European Transportation Policy for better Integration. Shifting the Balance between the Modes of Transport

Author:Ruhet Genç
European Tra
Shifting the B
Beykent University, Chairma
Abstract: The increasing
transportation policy. The dev elo
European Union. The common t
nine years. The first common tra
1992. Besides the railway secto
2001, t
he European Commission
paper shows the importance of tr
member states. In accounting, cr
tend to p rioritize the developmen
thereby delaying the overall con
modal to interoperate between th
the first European transportatio
differences between
railway sys
current railway infrastructure an
aspects of common transportation
European transport p
European Union to a better un
Studies show that transport is s
the quality of
life of our citizens.
gas emissions)… Therefore, Euro
of transport which are les
s conge
Performance and Risks
in the
ransportation Policy for
etter Integra
e Balance between the Modes of
Ruhet Genç
International Logistics & Transportation Depa
ed for transportation and mobilit y of citizen gives raises th
elopment of the Eu ropean transportation policy has a great sig
n transportation policy of the European U
nion is reviewed a
transportation policy of the European Commission was publis
ctor, most of the objectives listed in this policy were realized
ion proffered a new transpo rtation policy with sixty new mea
f transportation projects
-especially in the field of railways-
, cross
-border secti
ons of projects are more or less neglected,
ent of sectio ns of the projects, which are economically viabl
connectivity of the trans
-European network. The railway
the member countries. Therefore it is n ot a surprise that the o
tion policy were not realized in the railway sector. There
systems before the Euro pean Union. Some of them still have
and operations today. To sum up, this research shall deal
tion policies as well as problems of it
s implications.
rt policy; European railway projects; interoperability; Fehmarn
as formed in 1992, a transport policy was incorp
ification between its member states.
s set to double by 2030… If nothing happens, pollu
ducts and impact negatively on the competitiveness
ns. Congestion is estimated to represent around 1.
UR 100 billion). There are also adverse conseque
ds each year), the security of energy supp
ly (the tra
lity of the environment (transport is responsible for
uropean transport policy must promote the modal
gested, safer and less polluting
Jacques Barrot,
EU Tran
the European Economy
, Turkey
s the importance of
significance for the
and updated every
blished in December
ized in ten years. In
easures. Thus, this
for European Union
d, as memb er states
able for themselves,
odal is the h ardest
e objectives listed in
ere were enormous
ave an influence o n
eal with the crucial
arnbelt; Pyrenees
orporated to guide the
ollution and congestion
ess of our industry and
1.1% of EU’s GDP or
uences for safety (over
transport sector is very
for %30 of greenhouse
al shift towards modes
ransport Commissioner

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