• "Greening Transport” package introduced
    On 8 July 2008 the European Commission tabled a package of proposals under the title "Greening Transport”, in order to address issues related to pollution and climate change and thus create a more sustainable transport sector. Most importantly, the package includes the revision of Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (Eurovignette Directive), in order to allow for varying tolls depending on noise pollution and congestion levels. In addition to an inventory of existing green transport measures on the Community level, plans were presented to amend transport prices and to reduce noise from rail freight by 50%