13 Jul Joint open letter to European Commissioner for Transport and EP TRAN members on EU funding for safe and secure truck parking areas
OBJECTIVE 100,000: EU funding for safe and secure truck parking areas must continue and
candidates must improve the quality of their applications, to create a genuine EU network
of high quality truck parking areas and stop driver shortage.
In the aftermath of the EC’s announcement of the results of the second Connecting Europe
Facility (CEF) call for funding, the undersigned key road transport industry stakeholders express
their strong concern about the record low number of truck parking projects selected for
funding: only 4, amounting to some €12 million. For the stakeholders, this must be resolved in
the next calls for funding, notably the upcoming 3rd CEF call for applications scheduled in
September this year.
The stakeholders call on the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament and
EU Member States to ensure all appropriate conditions are met to reach the milestone
Objective of building 100,000 safe and secure parking spots for trucks by 2030.