Presentation on theme: "Future TEN-T Policy Stéphane OUAKI DG MOVE Regions for Economic Change Fostering smart and sustainable growth in cities and regions – 23 June 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Future TEN-T Policy Stéphane OUAKI DG MOVE Regions for Economic Change Fostering smart and sustainable growth in cities and regions – 23 June 2011
| 2 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Since the 14 Essen projects, the TEN-T network has expended 1996/2001… 2004…
| 3 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Today !
| 4 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport The TEN-T network today (facts and figures) – 1/2. Comprehensive network and 30 Priority Projects. TEN-T network – EU27 (existing and planned) » 96,000 km of roads, » 106,000 km of rail tracks of which 32,000 km high speed, » 13,800 km of inland waterways, » 411 airports, » 404 international sea ports, » 300 inland ports and » traffic management systems.
| 5 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport. Cost of the 30 Priority Projects: 250 billion up to TEN-T budget » 8 billion for » Concentration on cross border sections and bottlenecks of Priority Projects. Need to look at other sources: » Regional Funds Cohesion Fund ERDF » European Investment Bank » National funding remains crucial » PPP The TEN-T network today (facts and figures) – 2/2
| 6 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Has the TEN-T policy been successful? (1/2) Well, if we stick to the dark side…. The TEN-T projects today constitutes no continuous trans-European network but consists of a scattered co-existence of national sections with a few cross- border success-stories,. Priorities set in the TEN-T policy do not necessarily correspond to national strategies and are subsequently particularly weakened in the current debt crisis context…. The inefficiency of todays TEN-T non-network appears all too clearly whenever European transport supply is under stress, in time of North-South seasonal migrations, or in case of major strikes, not to mention volcanic ash clouds…
| 7 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Has the TEN-T policy been successful? (2/2) Nevertheless, on the clearer side…. 7 of the 30 Priority Projects have been completed and many sections of the other Priority sections are in use.. Some of these are highly successful: North-West European High Speed network (PBKAL), Øresund fixed link, West Coast Main Line, Paris-Strasburg- South of Germany (POS), Cologne – Frankfurt, Milano-Bologna – Florence -Naples, Sevilla-Madrid- Barcelona, soon Mulhouse – Dijon on the Rhine- Rhone high speed line.... … thereby offering a rail alternative to air and road for leisure and business trips
| 8 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Still, what should be our priorities for the next period ( ?). Make the TEN-T project a network… » Focus on its indispensable cross-border sections… » Set a clear priority on transport modes that need to catch up against road, i.e. rail and inland waterways at first rank… » Improve the performance of entry points and intermodal nodes (ports, airports, logistic platforms…) » Commit to interoperability through harmonised traffic management systems, operational parameters and operational rules
| 9 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Building on a fruitful consultation process that started in February 2009, what do we have in mind?. Two layer approach (core and comprehensive networks), and enforced obligations: the core network shall set mandatory objectives (deadlines, operational parameters such as train lengths, weight etc.) rather than solely co-funding privileges,. As for EU funding, the use-it-or-loose-it principle shall be enforced through regular reviews,. Commitments for timely implementation shall be settled in by individual corridor decisions,. And Coordinators appointed for to monitor and their implementation.
| 10 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Strengthen funding coherence among programs involved in transports and enforce the performance principle. Coherence: project of an Infrastructure fund, that would reconcile objectives and bring together fields that interact, such as Energy, Telecommunications and Transport.. Performance: objectives are ambitious and co-funding means will be tight. Hence, regular reviews will ensure that EU funds are efficiently spent, or reallocated…. The mid-term review carried out in 2010 enabled to re- use 311 million that will be spent through new calls, for instance this year on ERTMS, RIS and Motorways of the Sea.
| 11 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Corridors: lets (try to) keep it simple…. The corridor concept has grown to a somehow unclear patchwork of Priority Projects, Rail Freight Corridors, ERTMS corridors, Green corridors, De Palacio corridors, to which RNE and pan- European corridors should be added…. Simplification is urgently needed in order to streamline efforts without loosing the results already achieved or putting on balance the commitments taken. The Corridor concept will be reinforced, and explicitely addressed, through individual decisions that will associate objectives for improving the quality of infrastructure, of consumer- oriented services to financial commitments both from the side of the EU and that of the Member States.. In implementing such decisions, the Coordinator will have an important role to play.
| 12 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Next steps? TEN-T Days 2009 (10.09) TEN-T Days 2010 (6.10) Public Consultation 1 Expert groups EC Working Staff Document 1 (5.10) White Paper (3.11) Green Paper (2.09) Public Consultation 2 EC Working Staff Document 2 (1.11) EC Proposal for TEN-T Guidelines (9.11) Multi-financial Framework (29 June 2011)
| 13 Transeuropean Networks Mobility & Transport Thank you for your attention