The activities proposed are focusing on...
• improvement of roads and railways
• intermodal solutions
• development of an ICT system for optimization of goods transport in the corridor and
• the project will contribute to a sustainable, environmentally friendly Midnordic east-west “Green corridor"
The partners involved represent eg. Transport Authorities, County Councils and Counties Administrative Boards in Sweden and Regional Councils in Finland, Fylken in Norway, Mid Sweden University, municipalities in all countries and the non-profit cooperation organization Midnordic Committee.
The County Administrative Board of Västernorrland is the Lead Partner in the project.
The project has also a strong political support from the national transport agencies in Norway, Sweden and Finland as well as the Nordic Council of Ministers and North East Cargo Link Alliance.
• White paper 2011
Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system
The European Commission adopted a roadmap of 40 concrete initiatives for the next decade to build a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe's dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050.
By 2050, key goals will include:
• No more conventionally-fuelled cars in cities.
• 40% use of sustainable low carbon fuels in aviation; at least 40% cut in shipping emissions.
• A 50% shift of medium distance intercity passenger and freight journeys from road to rail and waterborne transport.
• All of which will contribute to a 60% cut in transport emissions by the middle of the century.