ECTRI’s comments taken on board onto the EIB’s Transport Lending Policy

On July 13, the EIB’s Board of Directors approved the revised EIB’s Transport Lending Policy following an extensive public consultation. 

ECTRI contributed to this public consultation by participating to online workshops and replying to the consultation document “The Way Forward – Investing in a cleaner and smarter transport system”. This contribution, submitted in October 2021, was led by ECTRI Thematic Group (TG) on Economics & Policy with support of the other relevant TGs and the ECTRI Task Force on EU Policy.

ECTRI successfully advocated for a prioritisation of integrated and collaborative transport planning and multimodal research projects – including the co-creation/ co-development/ co-deployment of solutions – to enhance the positive impacts on sustainability and quality of life.

Building on this idea and the key issues at stake, one of the priorities identified in the new Transport Lending Policy is the need to move towards a more sustainable transport system. “The EIB also recognises the importance of a robust planning framework in the transport sector. The size and/or complexity of transport-related investments mean that they often have a long gestation period and multiple stakeholders”.

The final documents, as approved by the EIB’s Board of Directors, are now available on EIB’s website or below: