Connected and energy-efficient transport: €5 billion available for key infrastructure projects
The Commission is launching today a call for proposals launched under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport programme which makes available over €5 billion for European transport infrastructure projects. The funding will support projects across all EU Member States along the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) – the network of rail, inland waterways, ports, and roads that connects Europe. The projects will help the EU meet its European Green Deal objective of cutting transport emissions by 90% by 2050. Projects reinforcing the Solidarity Lanes will also be eligible. Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, said: “We are making available over €5 billion in projects that will increase the sustainability of our overall transport network. In light of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the call will also support projects to modernise border crossing points so as to facilitate the transport of goods between the EU and Ukraine along the Solidarity Lanes – the lifelines for Ukraine’s economy.” These challenging times have also reinforced the importance of having an efficient, seamless, well-connected European infrastructure network. Projects funded under this call will contribute to the creation of an interconnected multimodal transport system for both passengers and freight. The objective is an affordable, reliable and effective rail network, improved inland waterways navigation and infrastructure in maritime ports, a balanced interconnection between different modes of transport, and increased automation and interoperability for greater efficiency and safety along the entire transport network. Further information is available online.