Country:European Union
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:
Agency:European commission, DG Energy and Transport
Funding:Proposed budget of €115 million (2003 ? 2007)

The Marco Polo programme intends to help the transport and logistics industry to achieve sustained modal shifts of road freight to short sea shipping, rail and inland waterway. The Commission proposes a budget of € 115 million (2003 – 2007) to achieve its ambitious goal of shifting the expected yearly increase of road freight to the other modes mentioned above. The Commission proposal for a Council and Parliament Regulation for the Marco Polo programme was adopted on 4 February 2002. It is envisaged that the Marco Polo programme should be fully operational by 2003. Meanwhile, for 2002, a small budget for specific pilot actions is being offered by the Commission. The Marco Polo programme is formally the successor of the PACT programme, although it is broader in scope, budget and more ambitious. PACT came to an end on 31 December 2001.

This record is superseded by:Marco Polo Programme - Intermodal Freight Transport
This record supersedes:Intermodal transport - Final Grant of the PACT Programme

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