Transport Intermodality: a Developing European Union Perspective



Transport Intermodality: a Developing European Union Perspective

Authors

COLEMAN R J and DUDDING M, European Commission, Belgium

Description

The term "transport intermodality" applies to both freight and passenger transport in equal measure. However, there is a difference in emphasis between freight and passenger operations at the level of the European Union reflecting the fact that the propor

Abstract

The term "transport intermodality" applies to both freight and passenger transport in equal measure. However, there is a difference in emphasis between freight and passenger operations at the level of the European Union reflecting the fact that the proportion of journeys which cross national boundaries within the Union is greater in the freight sector than in the passenger sector. The principle of subsidiarity therefore is of greater consequence in the passenger sector. While this paper reflects that balance, there is nonetheless a role for the European Commission in the dissemination of best practice at the national level for the passenger sector (witness the recent Green Paper "The Citizens' Network").

Publisher

Association for European Transport