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1 White Paper 2011 and Development Perspectives of Transport System in Latvia Guntars Jansons Manager Development Planning

2 Commission White Paper 2011 Policy objective – sustainable mobility Target - reduce GHG emissions 2050 by at least 60% vs by around 20% vs Solution - single two-tier competitive and resource efficient transport network Measures New financing policies Transport users pay for the full costs of transport More targeted allocation of public funds New technologies Wide use of alternative energy sources, energy efficiency Information technology provides for simpler and more reliable transfers Market liberalization

3 Some Measurable Goals 30% of road freight over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050, facilitated by efficient and green freight corridors By 2050, complete a European high-speed rail network. Triple the length of the existing high-speed rail network by 2030 and maintain a dense railway network in all Member States. By 2050 the majority of medium-distance passenger transport should go by rail By 2050, connect all core network airports to the rail network, preferably high-speed; ensure that all core seaports are sufficiently connected to the rail freight and, where possible, inland waterway system Move towards full application of “user pays” and “polluter pays” principles and private sector engagement to eliminate distortions, including harmful subsidies, generate revenues and ensure financing for future transport investments

4 Key Financing Issues Emphasis on European added value Diversified sources of finance both from public and private sources Better coordination of the Cohesion and Structural Funds with transport policy objectives Member States need to ensure that sufficient national funding is available in their budgetary planning Transport charges and taxes must be restructured in the direction of wider application of the ‘polluter-pays’ and ‘user-pays’ principle Create a framework for earmarking revenues from transport for the development of an integrated and efficient transport system

5 The External Dimension Extend internal market rules through work in international organisations through bilateral and multilateral cooperation Extend our transport and infrastructure policy to our immediate neighbours Promote our approach globally: opening up transport markets to free and undistorted competition and environmentally sustainable solutions

6 Long Term Impact on Transport System Increase of overall transport costs to the end user “User pays” principle Extinction of fossil energy sources – increase of fuel prices Internalization of external costs – new taxes and charges Partially off-set by cheaper alternative energy due to technology development Lower transport unit costs Efficiency and multimodality Liberalization and deregulation

7 Efficiency and Multimodality Infrastructure Rail network electrification Extensive use of IT to ensure optimal intermodality Dedicated freight and high speed passenger lines? Mobility of freight Long distance by sea / rail, last mile (up to 300 km) by road Containerization Global electronic signature Mobility of persons Electric vehicles PT and NMT in cities Growing importance of rail Regional express railway lines well connected to local PT system High-speed rail for medium distance (Rail Baltica, Russia connections)

8 Liberalization and Deregulation Commercialization of infrastructure (“user pays”) Toll roads Corridor based rail infrastructure management Infrastructure goes private (roads & rail) Competitive carriers Open access to all networks End-to-end cross-border delivery by the same carrier New regulatory framework Ex-post (dispute resolution) instead of ex-ante (prohibitive) regulation Realized by competition authorities Supranational rather than national

9 9 Thank you!


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