A sustainable future for transport: towards an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system

The European Commission has released this Communication, summarizing a process of reflection on the future of transport in Europe. It refers to recent developments of the European Transport Policy and outstanding issues; looks at the future, identifying trends in transport drivers and the likely challenges they could pose to society; proposes intermediate policy objectives that could be pursued to address the emerging challenges in the transport sector; and describes some available instruments and possible lines of intervention for achieving the stated objectives. The ideas in this Communication are meant to stimulate further debate aimed at identifying policy options, without prejudging the formulation of concrete proposals in the next White Paper of 2010.