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Ministers of alpine countries: More road safety and alternatives to road traffic
by zopemaster published May 19, 2004 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:03 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
At a meeting in Switzerland the transport ministers of alpine countries underlined their commitment to improve road safety in cross-alpine HGV traffic in a joint and concerted effort adapted to the needs of the alpine countries, and to bolster the policy of transporting HGV traffic by rail. The meeting was attended by representatives from Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the EU Commission.
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Trucks nose-to-tail on the Brenner, with or without rail tunnel
by zopemaster published Mar 09, 2006 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
A study by the Swiss traffic research institute progtrans on plans for a Brenner railway tunnel has called into question the purpose of the project. Even if the base tunnel were to be completed by 2015, the number of trucks on the Brenner would increase by 2,000 a day by 2025.
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Successful environmental campaign aimed at protecting the Alps
by zopemaster published Aug 17, 2007 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:17 AM — filed under: , , ,
On August 11 some 40 "high fires" burned throughout the alpine region to draw attention to a sustainable future for the Alps. Fires were lit in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy and Kyrgyzstan as a symbol of a better quality of life in the alpine region.
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EU warming to the idea of an Alpine transit exchange
by zopemaster published Nov 22, 2007 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:17 AM — filed under: , , ,
For some time now Switzerland's Bundesrat [Federal Council] has been wanting to push ahead with relocating freight-related transit traffic from the road to the rail by creating an Alpine transit exchange. Transit quotas for freight on the road could then be auctioned from the exchange.
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Eurovignette III: no HGV toll for the Alps
by zopemaster published May 04, 2011 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:16 AM — filed under: , ,
In the future haulage companies in the EU could have to pay for environmental damage. The EP Transport Committee has agreed to the proposal. But environmental organisations feel the proposal does not go far enough - especially in the Alps.
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From road to rail - getting it to work
by zopemaster published Jul 29, 2011 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:16 AM — filed under: ,
Crossing Exchange, emissions trading or a differentiated toll system for the Alps: these transport policy instruments could ensure that in future there are fewer HGVs trucking through the Alps - providing the instruments apply to the Alpine region as a whole.
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Are XXL trucks coming to the Alps next?
by zopemaster published Feb 22, 2012 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:17 AM — filed under: , , ,
The European Union is seeking advice on authorising "gigaliners". These 25-metre trucks are intended to promote climate protection - at the expense of rail transport and infrastructure.
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Austrian tunnel vision
by zopemaster published Dec 13, 2013 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:10 AM — filed under: ,
The Austrian town Feldkirch wants to build a by-pass and thus create a connection between the Austrian and Swiss motorway systems. Liechtenstein fears it will be overrun by traffic. Is this a case for the Alpine Convention?
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EU Marco Polo Programme for the displacement of traffic now in force
by zopemaster published Aug 28, 2003 last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
The EU's Marco Polo Programme came into force on August 3. The Programme's objective is to shift increased international freight traffic from the road to other modes of transport.
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Reclaiming city streets for people
by zopemaster last modified Jul 07, 2021 01:26 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
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