Noise-related operating restrictions at EU airports would continue to be set by regional and national authorities, but people living nearby should be better informed and noise-related health problems should be given more consideration, thanks to a deal between Parliament and the Council of Ministers endorsed by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Thursday. Parliament as a whole will now vote on the deal at the April plenary session.
To boost the take-up of alternative fuels in transport, EU countries will have to ensure that enough refuelling and recharging stations are available to enable cars, trucks and ships using alternative fuels, such as natural gas and electricity, to move freely on EU roads and waterways, under an informal agreement reached by Council and Parliament negotiators on Thursday.
Draft truck design rule changes, to allow designers to make it easier for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists and improve bodywork streamlining to cut pollutant emissions, were backed by Transport Committee MEPs on Tuesday. The rules would allow designs to exceed current maximum length and weight limits in order to improve performance in these areas.
(a) gemeenschappelijke regels voor het vervoer binnen de Europese Unie,
(b) de totstandbrenging en ontwikkeling van trans-Europese netwerken op het gebied van de vervoersinfrastructuur,
(c) de verlening van vervoersdiensten en de betrekkingen op vervoersgebied met derde landen,
(d) veiligheid van het vervoer,
(e) betrekkingen met internationale vervoersorganisaties;