CEPS Task Force

Integrating Europe’s Transport System


CEPS Task Force Report:
Integrating Europe’s Transport System: Practical Proposals for the Mid-Term Review of the Transport White Paper
Author: David Kernohan

Four years after the Commission adopted its Transport White Paper, a CEPS Task Force was formed to review European transport policy and to identify the remaining challenges in this arena. The CEPS Task Force published its findings, against the background of a forthcoming mid-term review by the Commission of EU progress towards a single market for transport. It finds that while progress has been made towards a coherent, EU-wide road transport policy, less has been achieved for rail, air and sea in recent years. The CEPS transport group also sees future transport demand set to grow more strongly than anticipated due to internal market reforms and globalisation. If this development materialises, rather than favouring rail, the report argues that all transport modes and technological options must be allowed to play their appropriate part in meeting Europe’s escalating transport needs.
Date Published: 20 June 2006
Pages: 31
Wolfgang Roth, Vice President, European Investment Bank
David Kernohan, former CEPS Senior Fellow
1st meeting: 23 Sept 2004
2nd meeting: 8 Apr 2005
3rd meeting: 17 Jun 2005
4th meeting: 20 Jan 2006
5th meeting: 23 Mar 2006
Final editorial meeting: 15 May

David Kernohan