The next round of pollution emissions limits for lorries and buses has been proposed by the Commission, and they will change from being a directive to a regulation.
The idea of making road transport pay true prices has moved a step closer. The Commission has announced it will propose a revision of the Eurovignette directive in June that will include internalising external costs.
The Commission has proposed four possible scenarios for cutting air pollution from heavy vehicles as a first step towards a set of Euro-6 emissions limits.
An in-depth look at the revised Eurovignette directive on road tolls for lorries. Includes the state-of-the-art for road charging schemes across the EU-27 and opportunities for implementing new schemes.
Position Paper on Longer and Heavier Lorries and the Environment
Euro 4 emissions standards for lorries entered into force on 1 October but questions remain over enforcement of the new and future standards.
Traffic speed is a key variable in transport policy. Speed plays a dominant role in a string of transport indicators such as mobility demand, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, air pollution, noise, safety and congestion. This short paper takes reducing CO2 emissions as a primary angle.
Proceedings of the conference held in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 7 - 8 April 2005.
Background briefing on the Eurovignette directive - guidelines for road charging for lorries.
Report examining the impact of freight transport on Europe's sensitive areas. Includes policy recommendations to protect sensitive areas. Produced for European and national decision makers and NGOs.