Mobility and Transport

Road initiative web tool

Road initiative web tool

Driving change for business and people


Road transport is vital for the EU's economy: It carries more freight and more passengers than all other modes combined, and it provides jobs for 10.6 million people. But we have identified ways to help road transport become more efficient, fairer and cleaner. This contributes directly to the Commission's priorities of Jobs and Growth, the Digital Single Market and Energy Union.

What do we want to achieve?

"We need a strong road transport sector to respond to the needs of people and businesses. We need the sector to be more competitive and, at the same time, socially and environmentally responsible. The Road Initiatives are designed to help  meet these objectives." – Violeta Bulc, EU Transport Commissioner

Latest updates

  • 7 March 2017
    Report on the implementation in 2013-2014 of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and of Directive 2002/15/EC on the organisation of the working time of persons performing mobile road transport activities (28th report from the Commission on the implementation of the social legislation relating to road transport)
    Report on the implementation in the period from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014 of certain provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator (2nd report from the Commission on the implementation by Member States of certain provisions concerning the access to the occupation of road transport operator)
  • 30 January 2017
    Summary report on the results of the public consultation on the revision of Directive 2004/52/EC and Decision 2009/750/EC on the European Electronic Toll Service
  • 27 January 2017
    Speech by Commissioner Bulc at the Conference "The Road Ahead? How to ensure fair competition and working conditions in the European transport sector"
  • 14 December 2016
    Public consultation on the review of Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009 on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services
  • 17 November 2016
    Road charging (Eurovignette) Inception Impact Assessment
  • 17 November 2016
    Result of the consultation - Review of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on access to the international road haulage market
    Result of the consultation
  • 28 October 2016
    Ex-post evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009
    Staff Working Document: Final report
    Staff Working Document: Executive summary
  • 29 April 2016
    Comprehensive Study on Passenger Transport by Coach in Europe External fact-finding study (final report)