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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

EU Transport Scoreboard 2016

The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of the "EU Transport Scoreboard", a benchmark which compares how Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport.

The objective of the Scoreboard is to help Member States identify areas requiring priority investment and action. 

The Netherlands tops the Scoreboard for the third year running with high scores in 15 categories, followed by Sweden, Germany and Austria. While they have different strengths, they all share a solid framework for investment, good transport safety scores, and a good record of implementing EU law.

The main findings:

  1. Low emission mobility

There is progress across the EU towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility, however, levels are still low. To this end, the Commission adopted a European Strategy for low-emission mobility in July 2016

  1. Infrastructure

Some positive effects of investment can be seen in the perceived quality of transport infrastructure.

  1. People

Consumer satisfaction with all modes of transport (urban, rail, air) has increased across Europe. This suggests that people's needs are understood and that the right investment decisions are being taken. Moreover, the number of road deaths is stagnating, while the number of women employed in the transport sector is increasing. 

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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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