20 Feb New EP Study on Modal Shift Published
The study “Modal shift in European transport: a way forward”, commissioned by the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament, has been published.
UETR contributed to this exercise.
Due to several reasons, a significant shift to less carbon intensive transport modes is still far from being fully achieved. The analysis carried out for the purpose of this study clearly highlighted that road freight is the dominant transport mode. Moreover, current projections seem to confirm that no particular shift between modes occurred in the period 2010-2016 and long-term prognoses for 2050 suggest that road transport will maintain its dominant position for both passenger and freight transport. Whilst the modal share for road freight transport is expected to remain stable in the long perspective, this share for road passenger transport is expected to decrease from 74% in 2015 to 69% in 2050, expressed in passenger-kilometre (p-km).
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