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The international technology scanning program understanding the policy and program structure of national and international freight corridor programs

The International Technology Scanning Program

Understanding the Policy and Program Structure of National and International Freight Corridor Programs

European Union


Objectives

Objectives

Purpose

  • Learn from the EU and member countries experiences on freight corridor planning and implementation

  • Understand how programs were developed, evolved and implemented on a national level and across jurisdictional levels

    Specific Objectives

  • Understand how specific corridors are selected and prioritized

  • Understand how corridor improvements and operations are financed

  • Understand leadership required to develop and implement policy

  • Identify how performance standards/measures are developed

  • Identify ways to foster international collaborations on freight corridor issues


Sponsors and participants

Sponsors and Participants

North American Participation – U.S., Canada and Mexico

  • Anthony T. Furst (FHWA Co-chair)

  • Eric G. Madden (AASHTO Co-chair), Pennsylvania DOT

  • Monica M. Blaney, Transport Canada

  • Bernardo J. Ortiz, Mexico Ministry of Comm. and Transport (SCT).

  • Kenneth L. Sweeney, Maine DOT

  • B. Renee Sigel, FHWA

  • Ernie B. Perry, Missouri DOT

  • Spencer L. Stevens, FHWA

  • Robert L. Penne, AASHTO

  • David F. Long, US Department of Commerce

  • George E. Schoener, I-95 Corridor Coalition

  • Eduardo Asperó, Mexico Intermodal Transportation Association (AMTI).

  • Juan C. Villa (Report Facilitator), TTI


Scan tour countries

Scan Tour Countries

  • Belgium – European Union

  • New Members

  • Hungary

  • Poland

  • Founding and Old Members

  • Germany

  • The Netherlands

  • Austria


Key topics of interest

Key Topics of Interest

Policies: Identify novel freight policy issues and understand benefits corridor programs

Planning Process: Identify corridor selection and prioritization, and project selection processes

Sustainability: Identify role that environmental aspects play

Funding: Understand how corridors and projects are financed and managed

Operation: Identify freight corridor operation strategies


The european union

The European Union

EU Enlargement in the 2000s

  • The EU is not a federation, nor an organization for cooperation

  • Member States remain independent sovereign nations

  • Member States delegate some of their decision-making powers to gain strength and world influence none of them could have on their own


Eu s trans european transport network

EU’s Trans-European Transport Network

  • Goal of creating an internal market and reinforcing the economic and social cohesion

  • 1993TEN policy into the EC Treaty

  • 1995Financial Regulation to support TEN projects

  • 1996TEN-T Guidelines adopted to determine network and priorities covering the EU15

  • 2004Major revision of the TEN-T Guidelines to integrate the 10 + 2 new Members

  • 2006Communication on the extension of the major TEN-T axes to the neighboring countries

  • 2009Green Paper on the Future of the TEN-T

  • 2011Revision of the Guidelines


Ten t priority axes and projects

TEN-T Priority Axes and projects


Ten t organization

TEN-T Organization


Freight transportation corridor policies

Freight Transportation Corridor Policies

  • For the common European market to function smoothly there is a need for an integrated transport system

  • Freight Transport Challenges:

  • Congestion is affecting costs/travel time, increasing fuel consumption

  • Need to reduce emissions to meet climate change targets

  • Highly dependent on fossil fuels, a large proportion of which are imported.

  • Safety and security need to be further enhanced


Freight transportation corridor policies1

Freight Transportation Corridor Policies

  • Opportunities:

  • Heterogeneity of the EU has increased with enlargements and new logistics techniques and best practices are implemented

  • European companies have established themselves as world leaders in freight transport logistics.

  • Prospects of enhancing trade relations with countries outside the EU are relevant


Freight transportation corridor policies2

Freight Transportation Corridor Policies

  • A common approach:

  • Focus on corridors, also connecting the transport chains to and from the neighboring countries and overseas

  • Promotion of innovative technologies and practices in infrastructure, transport modes and freight management.

  • Simplification and facilitation of freight transport chains and related administrative procedures

  • Improving the quality of transportation services


Policy findings

Policy Findings

  • The Trans European Network concept serves as a unifying vision for the EU

  • The long-term vision of the TEN-T is constant

  • Transportation infrastructure is a key national asset

  • The strategic vision integrates transportation policy

    • Connectivity/access.

    • Economic development/commerce.

    • Environment/sustainability.

  •  Policy coordination affects outcomes

    • Germany’s tolling scheme has been instrumental in driving the fleet to cleaner engines

    • Diversion from truck to rail or water transport has not worked

  • Need for a focused corridor level system.


Planning process key findings

Planning Process Key Findings

  • Project application process is transparent and well defined.

    Selection criteria

    • Relevance to the TEN-T priorities and policy objectives.

    • Maturity.

    • Impact—particularly on the environment.

    • Quality (completeness, clarity, soundness, and coherence).

      Independent observers

  • Planning processes at the Member States vary.


Planning process key findings1

Planning Process Key Findings

  • Alignment of Member States priorities and EU priorities is a challenge.

Poland is aligning its transportation infrastructure eastward and southward

€8B tunnel through the Alps has limited value to Austria


Sustainability

Sustainability

  • Road transport is the dominant mode, with 84% of CO2 emissions in the EU

  • The 2001 Transport White Paper aimed to restore the balance between road and other modes by:

    • Promoting co-modality.

    • Developing infrastructure charging.

      • model to calculate internalization of external costs

    • Promoting the use of cleaner cars and fuels.


Sustainability key findings

Sustainability Key Findings

  • Strong linkage of transportation policy to environmental, social, and sustainability aspects -- “Decarbonization”

  • Aligning theory and practice is always a challenge

    • Good alignment:

      • Germany’s Toll Collect system links toll amounts to emissions

      • Port of Rotterdam new terminal leases require mode split (35% truck, 45% barge, and 20% rail)

    • Challenging alignment:

      • policy position to move cargo from trucks to rail or water transport

        • Passenger traffic is prioritized on the EU rail system.

        • Newly admitted Member States wish to expand road networks at the expense of an extensive rail network


Funding

Funding

The cost of the 30 priority axes is approximately €250B

Funding of TEN-T projects mostly comes from the national budgets

Cohesion and Structural Funds can go up to 85% for cohesion countries


Funding key findings

Funding Key Findings

  • Multiple funding sources are available to meet project needs

    • Partnerships between government, private, and quasi-governmental entities with a mix of grants, bonds, loans, user fees (tolls), and taxes

  • Multi-year funding to bring a project to completion is necessary

  • Different funding opportunities reflect TEN-T implementation

    • TEN-T Funds and Cohesion Funds

  • Tolling Policy varies by country

    • Hungary is solidly onboard with the “user pays” principle

    • Germany has a policy to “facilitate rather than prevent mobility.”


Implementation and operation

Implementation and Operation

Coordination Issues

  • Coordination on cross-border projects is the most complex aspect of TEN-T projects

    • lack of joint traffic forecasts and general project development approaches

    • differing investment plans, contradictory timelines, capacity planning, alignment, technical and interoperability characteristics, and environmental assessments.

  • Solution: European Coordinators

    • Goal to accelerate project implementation, especially in cross-border projects.

    • Political appointees with sufficient credibility


Implementation and operation key findings

Implementation and Operation Key Findings

  • Greater harmonization of technology and operations is necessary to ensure success of a national vision.

    • Roadway issues related to tolling and the various methods of collecting the tolls 

    • Rail interoperability

  • Corridor Coalitions and Project Coordinators play an important role in project development.


Conclusions

Conclusions

Importance of a unifying vision linking transportation and the economy

Challenges of multijurisdictional transportation planning and implementation

Evolution from exclusively national/local to international understanding

Create foundation for fact-based policy decisions

Aligning benefits and costs

Aligning policies

Reinforce the value of multi-year stable funding


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