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EU transport policy

The EU’s transport policy aims to increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. Articles 90-100 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provide the legal bases for the EU’s transport policy.

The European Commission's Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy together with an Action Plan of 82 initiatives, guide the work in the field of EU transport policy for the period 2021-2024. This strategy lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises. The result will be a 90% cut in emissions by 2050, delivered by a smart, competitive, safe, accessible and affordable transport system.

Other topics falling within the EU’s transport policy include infrastructure planning, information technology applications, security and safety, passenger rights, and international cooperation (safety, security and environmental standards-setting in international organisations).