Recovery and Resilience Facility: Transport keeps us going forward

POLIS joins mobility stakeholders in calling for adequate consideration for transport and logistics in Europe’s National Recovery and Resilience Plans.

As Europe, and the rest of the world looks towards rebuilding after the devastation wrought by COVID-19, the European Parliament has endorsed a EUR 672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility to support post-pandemic recovery.

However, if recovery is to be successful, the transport and logistics industries must receive sufficient support. The pandemic has reaffirmed the centrality of the transport and logistics sectors. From sustaining supply of goods to maintaining movement of key workers, mobility operators and providers have proved indispensable as the world scrambled to reorganise itself in the face of COVID-19. From new active mobility services to flexible freight services, we have seen a proliferation of new and exciting solutions to tackle pandemic restrictions and longer-term sustainability concerns.

To maintain this progress and continue to work towards Green Deal climate targets, European associations representing transport and logistics operators and their partners are appealing to Member States and the European Commission to ensure that the transport sector receives adequate consideration in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans.

POLIS, and other signatures to the letter are calling for provisions supporting digital, technological and physical infrastructure to sustain the accessibility, connectivity and environmental sustainability of mobility services.

Read the full letter here and in the documents section below.