November 4, 2013
The European Commission recently unveiled its new infrastructure policy, which includes nine key transport corridors connecting key European economic centres and improve east-west connections across the bloc. The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) will connect key airports, seaports, roads and railways to increase productivity and environmental sustainability.
Aviation will play a key role in TEN-T, as 38 key European airports will be integrated into the network with fast rail links to major cities and intermodal freight connections. TEN-T will improve sustainability by ensuring that travelers and shippers can use the most efficient blend of transport modes to reach their destinations. Meanwhile, reducing congestion across the continent will optimise fuel economy.
“Transport is vital to the European economy,” said Commissioner Siim Kallas. “Without good connections Europe will not grow or prosper. This new EU infrastructure policy will put in place a powerful European transport network across 28 member states to promote growth and competitiveness. It will connect East with West and replace today’s transport patchwork with a network that is genuinely European.”boeing