Transport infrastructure : TEN-T Regulation review - a BusinessEurope position paper
- BusinessEurope supports the defined scope and objectives of the revised TEN-T Regulation but urges to add smooth functioning of the Single Market and the mobility of European citizens to them, as addressing the missing links – in particular at cross-border sections in the Single Market – remains key.
- We support the introduction of a 3-layer approach and urge to give the coordinators of the TEN-T corridors effective powers to implement the agreed TEN-T plans as well as resources needed to monitor the necessary cost-benefit analyses.
- Consistency with related proposals, such as for the revised ITS directive, Alternative Fuels Infrastructure regulation (AFIR), FuelEU Maritime and ReFuelEU Aviation is imperative. Likewise, links between the infrastructure planning (TEN-T), European funding (CEF II) and technical parameters (TSIs) should be ensured.
- BusinessEurope supports the introduction of the European Transport Corridors and the integration of passenger and freight modes of transport.
- The TEN-T framework could additionally provide for a possibility for Member States to actively use the “regulatory sandboxes” to test innovative transport infrastructure uses.
- BusinessEurope underlines that the TEN-T Regulation ambitions should be matched by adequate EU and national financing, which is not yet the case.