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Road Transport



Transport Policy

Public consultations 
The Greening Transport Package
has been adopted on 8 July 2008





January 2007
Road Transport Policy: Open roads across Europe

Public Consultations

Give us your opinion

| Preparation of the Action Plan on Intelligent Transport Systems for Road Transport (closing date: 31/03/2008)
| Revision of the community legislation on the access to the road transport market and on the admission to the occupation of road transport operator (closed)
| Rights of passengers in international bus and coach transport (closed)

Public consultation on the
"Preparation of the Action Plan on Intelligent Transport Systems for Road Transport"

Stakeholders’ open workshop

On the 26th March 2008, the European Commission has organised an Open Workshop in Brussels relative to the state of progress in the preparation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Action Plan.
Stakeholders were invited to assist to the discussion and provide feedback

Invitation and draft agenda 

Results of the Stakeholders' open workshop

Summary Report
Summary Presentation

Contributions to the Workshop

Action Plan: State of play
Outcome of the first round stakeholders' consultations
Identified potential actions

Following statement was brought forward at the Workshop:
Statement on Intell Speed management

Open Consultation (Survey)

With this consultation process, the services of the European Commission are calling for comments on the proposed approach to increase awareness and to speed up pan-European deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for Road Transport

Public consultation questionnaire (deadline to send contribution: 31/03/2008) RTF format
Results of public consultation


The Mid-term review of the European Commission's 2001 White Paper on Transport Policy, "Keep Europe Moving", highlighted the importance of Transport, and stressed the need to face growing challenges regarding a sustainable Road Transport System.

Intelligent Transport Systems, as a result of applying emerging information and communication technologies to transport, have the potential to contribute to a safe, efficient, sustainable and seamless transport of goods and people on the European road network and its interfaces with the other transport modes and to improve the competitiveness of European industry.

However, it looks like acceptance and market penetration of such novel applications and services is low.


The Action Plan is a European Commission initiative aiming at launching and supporting a limited number of targeted actions to unlock the full potential of ITS in serving EU policies in the field of enhanced road safety, improved transport efficiency and reduced environmental impact and to create the momentum necessary to speed up market penetration of (rather mature) ITS applications and services.
The initiative is supported by 5 Directorates closely co-operating: Directorate General Energy and Transport, Information Society and Media, Research, Enterprise and Industry and Environment.

More information on background and approach can be found in the ITS Roadmap Outline on "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for more efficient, safer and cleaner road transport"


The Action Plan should answer the following questions:

  • which ITS applications can best serve policy goals, and which are mature enough to allow Europe-wide deployment in the short-to-medium term?
  • what instruments available to the Commission services should best be used to speed up market penetration of these ITS applications and services.


We would be very grateful to you if you could inform us on your views and what in your opinion could be done best to foster deployment of ITS and to unlock the real added value of these technologies, services and applications.

By getting your input, we can better understand your needs and priorities regarding specific applications and establish priorities for actions at EU level.

The feedback resulting from this web consultation will be considered for finalising the ITS Action Plan.


last update: 15-12-2008