Positions 18 Feb 2016

Road package: ensure fair competition between transport modes

A road package has been announced by the European Commission for 2016. CER urges the Commission to give road pricing high priority, with a move to mandatory distance-based tolling, at least for trucks and coaches. Moreover, EU social rules for the road sector and their enforcement should be strengthened to allow fair competition between road and other transport modes, such as rail. Addressing these issues is consistent with Transport White Paper key objectives.