In March 2011 the European Commission adopted a roadmap composing of 40 different initiatives aimed at the construction of a competitive European transport system which will foster mobility, remove barriers in key economic areas, and promote growth and employment.
This roadmap calls for European States to ensure that by 2050, the following goals are reached:
No conventionally-fuelled cars in European cities
40% use of sustainable fuel used in aviation
40% cut in fuel emissions of the shipping industry
50% shift of medium distance intercity passenger and freight transport from road to rails and waterborne transport
- 60% cut in all transport emissions in the EU area
With these goals in mind, the European Commission brought to life the Brussels-based TEN-T Executive Agency in 2006 – to manage all open projects under the 2000-2006 and 2007-2013 funding schemes.
The projects funded by the TEN-T EA aim at all transport modes – air, rail, road, and maritime/sea – plus logistics and intelligent transport systems. All European Member states can apply for funding.