Country:European Union
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission
Legal References:COMMISSION STAFF WORKING PAPER Results of the Pilot Actions for Combined Transport (PACT Programme) 1997 - 2001; Status: 30 September 2001

In July 2001 the European Commission awarded the final grants under the Pilot Action for Combined Transport (PACT) programme. A total amount of €7.5 million will be shared between seventeen selected projects. The selected actions should relieve congested road corridors by about 5 billion tonne-kilometres and thereby considerably reduce CO2 emissions. PACT promotes international intermodal transport through commercially innovative ideas. Combined transport shifts containers and similar units off the road after the start of a journey and onto the rail, inland waterway or short voyages by sea – before returning them to the road at the very end of the journey. The PACT programme thus helps promote socially and environmentally sustainable transport and contributes considerably to reducing CO2 emissions from transport through modal shift to less GHG emitting modes. PACT projects must be viable on their own after a maximum of three years funding. The PACT programme came to an end on 31 December 2001 and will be replaced by the new promotion Programme Marco Polo.

This record is superseded by:Marco Polo programme - Intermodal Freight Transport

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