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EU supports studies to pave the way for intermodal platforms in France

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The European Union will co-finance with over €3.2 million from the TEN-T Programme studies which will pave the way for the construction of a series of intermodal platforms boosting the "Inland Waterway Seine-Scheldt" link. Once realised, the intermodal hubs will contribute to the modal shift from road to inland waterways and railways.

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EU co-financing to improve rail travel between Vienna and Salzburg

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The European Union will provide co-financing of over €12.5 million from the TEN-T Programme for three projects to upgrade key sub-sections of the Austria's Western railway line. The projects are all part of the "Railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava", and will greatly improve rail travel between Vienna and Salzburg.

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Project to build a new container terminal for the Port of Rotterdam receives EU funding

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The European Union will co-finance to the tune of €5 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to build a state-of-the-art multimodal container terminal at the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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EU supports better airport and airspace coordination with grant

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The EU will support with almost €4 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to support and accelerate Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) and Airspace Management (ASM) with a view of optimising resources at European airports and progressing towards an efficient and flexible use of airspace.

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EU co-financing to help further plans for Helsinki City Rail Loop

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The European Union will co-finance with €5 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies required for the planning of the Helsinki City Rail Loop in Finland. The project, which is part of the "Nordic Triangle railway/road axis", precedes a works phase which, once completed, will help improve the punctuality and reliability of passenger train services in the city..

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Improvements to Italian rail infrastructure possible thanks to EU support

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The European Union will provide support of over €7 million from the TEN-T Programme for two key rail infrastructure works in the towns of Genoa and Bologna, in northern Italy.

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New fuels for the maritime sector in Spain thanks to EU supported project

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The European Union will support with over €1 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies to assess the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a shipping fuel in the Port of Gijón in Spain.

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EU Awards to honour cities at forefront of sustainable mobility.

The European Commission announced the six finalists in two awards focused on raising awareness of and developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly approaches to mobility.European Commissioners Siim Kallas and Janez Potočnik will present the winners of both awards with their prizes at a joint awards ceremony in Brussels, Belgium (Théâtre du Vaudeville) on 6 March.

The European Mobility Week (EMW) Award scheme rewards the local authority deemed to have done the most in raising public awareness of sustainable mobility issues and implementing measures to achieve a shift towards sustainable urban transport. The winning city is chosen by an independent panel of transport experts who assess all eligible applications and shortlist 10 local authorities which they consider to have performed outstandingly well. The winning city will be awarded the chance to work with a professional production company to film a three-minute promotional clip highlighting its achievements. Together with the other finalists and shortlisted cities, the winning city will also be promoted as an example of best practice. In 2012 the EMW Award saw 30 applications from 15 countries.

The annual Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award will be presented to cities and regions that show excellence in developing and implementing their sustainable urban mobility plans. SUMPs are devised by local authorities and define measures to tackle the urban mobility challenges of both today and the future. In 2012, the thematic focus of the Award was on ‘stakeholder and citizen participation.’ The winning local authority is selected by an expert jury on the basis of the Award’s evaluation and eligibility criteria, and rewarded with EUR 10 000 to support local awareness-raising activities on sustainable urban mobility. The 2012 SUMP Award attracted 29 applications from 12 countries.

The three finalists vying for the first SUMP Award are:

  • Aberdeen (UK)
  • Ljutomer (Slovenia)
  • Toulouse (France)

With around 80 % of European citizens now living in towns or cities, issues such as urban liveability and the efficiency of the transport choices we make on a daily basis are of utmost importance. As such, European cities are leading the way in the effort to incorporate a greater focus on sustainability in urban mobility plans and awareness-raising activities.

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