EC subsidies to ease road traffic in Central Europe
The European Commission has allocated 14.8 million euros ($19 million) to nine transportation infrastructures projects, of which about half is to set up a harmonized road traffic management system linking the five new European Union member states of Central Europe with the rest of Europe.
“The aim of this program is to solve the problems of road congestion caused by the strong economic growth in the new member states,” the EC said, referring to the road project. Road works and studies for the “coordination and stimulation of innovation in intelligent transport systems” in Central and Eastern Europe will receive 7.8 million euros ($10 million) in EC subsidies.
This project is part of the EC’s trans-European transport network.
The balance of the funds will go towards rail, aviation, inland waterways and highway projects of European interest.