TRANSFORuM 2nd Joint Forum Meeting

02/24/2014

International stakeholders had the opportunity to discuss the first draft of the roadmaps and provide their own opinions and insights. Based on the outcome of these discussions, the roadmaps will be further developed. In May and June 2014, workshops will be organised for each of the White Paper goals for another discussion round with external experts and stakeholders. The results of TRANSFORuM will be presented at a final conference in Brussels on 8th December 2014.

The four White Paper goals in deta

  • Halve the use of ‘conventionally-fuelled’ cars in urban transport by 2030; phase them out in cities by 2050; achieve essentially CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres by 2030.
  • 30% of road freight over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050, facilitated by efficient and green freight corridors. To meet this goal will also require appropriate infrastructure to be developed.
  • By 2050, complete a European high-speed rail network. Triple the length of the existing high-speed rail network by 2030 and maintain a dense railway network in all Member States. By 2050 the majority of medium-distance passenger transport should go by rail.
  • By 2020, establish the framework for a European multimodal transport information, management and payment system.

Further information: TRANSFORuM, White paper on transport