ECA highlights that insufficient maintenance puts core trans-European transport network at risk

14/05/2020

In a special report published on 21 April, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) highlights that insufficient maintenance puts core trans-European transport network (TEN-T) at risk.

The core (TEN-T) of fast roads is gaining ground and achieving positive results for travellers, such as shorter travel times and more motorway mileage, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

EU funding and the European Commission’s actions have contributed positively to these results, but most central and eastern Member States still lag behind and only some 400 km of new TEN-T roads have been completed with EU support since 2014.

In addition, seamless road travel along the network is hampered by incomplete cross-border sections and poorly coordinated parking and clean fuel infrastructure, while insufficient maintenance by Member States puts the network’s condition at risk in the long run.

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