EUPAVE responds to consultation on EU White Paper on transport
In 2011 the European Commission adopted the White Paper: "Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system" in the framework of the Union's 2020 growth strategy. The Commission has now consulted stakeholders on the progress since 2011. EUPAVE responded to the consultation on 2 June 2015, highlighting priorities in the areas of competitiveness, long-term thinking and sustainability. In particular, when it comes to designing road infrastructure, priority should be given to long-life solutions, thus minimising both maintenance (and therefore life-cycle costs) and also environmental impacts. Tools such as objective Green Public Procurement criteria should be used to boost competitiveness and ensure healthy competition between industries.
(The full response is available to EUPAVE members on the extranet.)