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Future of Transport

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June 2009

As the 2001 White Paper has now come to the end of the ten-year period it covered, it is time to define a new vision for the future of transport. The first step in this process was when the European Commission adopted a Communication on the Future of Transport on 17 June 2009. The Communication summarised the results of two studies, a debate with three focus groups, and a consultation with stakeholders. At the same time it also identified policy options to be tested and eventually included in the 2011 White Paper.

A sustainable future for transport (click on the square for other language versions)

Towards an integrated, technology-led and user-friendly system



The new Transport White Paper

The Commission prepared a new Transport White Paper, which defines its transport policy agenda for the next decade. It was adopted on 28 March 2011, based on the feedback from the public and stakeholders. It received more than 250 contributions during a public consultation which ran until 30 September 2009. In addition, a second high-level conference took place on 20 November 2009.

Adoption of the Communication on the Future of Transport

Communication "A sustainable future for transport: Towards an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system" has been adopted by the Commission on 17 June 2009 [COM(2009) 279]

Citizens' summary

Slides presentation


Preparatory to the Communication on the Future of Transport

In preparation to the Communication, the Commission has organised a debate which has run from January to March 2009  to gather the contributions from all interested parties to submit their own views on the future of transport following by a first high level conference that took place on 9 March 2009 .