Which type of information is available?
How is the site built?
Most of the pages of the Transport web site are layed out in three columns.
- Left side column
The left side column contains three menus:
On the Transport home page, the "Policy areas" menu lists all available transport topics (European strategies, Sustainable transport, Air, Road, Road Safety, Rail, Maritime, Inland waterways, Intelligent transport system, Clean Urban Transport, Transport infrastructure, Security & Safety, Passenger rights, International relations, Research). By clicking on a specific policy area, a new menu related to that topic is displayed.
The information menu offers information on the Press room (Rapid database) , Newsletter (the weekly newsletter published by Transport and Mobility DG), Calls for tender , Infringements , Evaluations and Statistics.
- Right side column
The right side column contains useful links to other transport areas and quick links to other EU information web sites and tools.
Commissioner for Transport is a link to Vice-President Siim Kallas' web site.
Public consultations, Grants, Events, Studies and What's new are additional information on transport services (on the transport home page these topics list the services for all transport areas but in a specific policy area the information is specific to that topic.
The quick links buttons are links to various EU tools and services.
- Centre column
The centre of the page displays the main contents part of the page.
The Transport home page and topics home pages (European strategies, Sustainable transport, Air, Road, Road Safety, Rail, Maritime, Inland waterways, Intelligent transport system, Clean Urban Transport, Transport infrastructure, Security & Safety, Passenger rights, State aid , International relations, Research) start with an introduction and if possible embedded videos. A larger selection of videos (in more languages and in additional formats) is available on the Audiovisual Service web site of the Commission .
The "Focus on" column is a list of quick links to specific topics and initiatives starting with a link to the Summaries of legislation .
The "Daily news" column is a list of the latest "What's new" announcements. On the transport home page this section also lists the latest press release on transport.
- Search: the search box uses Google looking up the introduced search terms only in the transport thematic web site of Europa. The Search tool from the service toolbar extends the search to the entire Europa website.
- Contact : gives you the possibility to fill a form to be send to our helpline.
What languages is this website available in?
The Transport web site currently is available in English only but, when available, links to other Europa services (Eur-Lex , Rapid , Summaries of legislation , etc) lead to pages where the information is translated.
To display translations of documents, click on the language icon
and select the language of your choice.
Read more on the general language guidelines set out for EUROPA.
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