On 16 July, the Transport group submitted a response to the EU consultation on the revision of the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) together with a supporting document. The response underlines the importance of having a transport infrastructure policy at the EU level in order to harmonise investments and standards across borders, and to contribute to territorial accessibility in the EU & beyond. It also calls for more funding to the comprehensive network and for increased support to maritime transport.
It is furthermore highlighted that the TEN-T policy should contribute to harmonise technological specifications and increase the density of charging and refuelling stations for alternative fuels. The future network should be able to accommodate automated/autonomous transport solutions according to a coherent regulatory framework. Finally, the response calls for inclusion of new sections and upgrade of the network status of other sections in the NSR.
The TEN-T revision process will continue in the second half of 2019 with targeted stakeholder consultations, and stakeholder workshops will be conducted from late 2019 – 2020. The results of the evaluation are expected in mid 2020.