Transport contributes to economic growth and jobs, global competitiveness and trade, enabling people and goods to move across Europe and beyond. Europe's competitiveness on the global scene will increasingly depend on the level of connectivity and transport efficiency. Investment and, especially infrastructure investment, is a major driver to strengthen the prosperity and cohesion in the Union, and to fight climate change and negative externalities from transport activities. Adequate infrastructure, innovative intelligent transport systems (ITS), measures to improve the safety, security and environmental performance of the transport sector are essential.
The document "Delivering TEN-T – Facts and Figures September 2017" summarises key data on the European transport sector and EU transport policy objectives including estimated investment needs for transport infrastructure, framework conditions and related impacts such as jobs.
Among others the document also includes:
- Figures on the estimated investment needs to implement the Trans-European Transport Network
- Overviews on the core network corridors and cross-border infrastructure projects such as Brenner Base Tunnel, the Lyon-Turin rail link or the High Speed Rail Vitoria / Bilbao – Bordeaux
- Overview of Smart and Clean innovative projects
- Overview of the execution of the Connecting Europe facility
- Overview on transport projects that (will) receive funding from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
- Publication date
- 28 November 2017
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport