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Greece and Bulgaria: Worst Public Transport in Europe

greek public transportFor the very first time, the European Commission published today, a scoreboard concerning transport in the EU.

The table compares the performance of Member States in 22 categories related to transport and in most of those categories it identifies the Member States with the best performance and the Member States with the worst performance. The Netherlands, Germany and Sweden are at the top of the table, while Poland, Greece and Bulgaria occupy the last three positions.

The purpose of this first EU transport scoreboard is to form a picture of the varied performances of the Member States concerning transport across Europe and to assist Member States in identifying gaps and setting priorities for investment and new policy.

Data from various sources (such as Eurostat, the European Environment Agency, the World Bank and the OECD) are compiled. The Commission intends to identify indicators for the coming years in a dialogue with Member States, the transport industry and other stakeholders and finally to record the progress of Member States over time.

The European Commission Vice President, Siim Kallas, who is responsible for mobility and transport, said: “The new scoreboard is a fantastic tool that shows visually where we stand in making our transport systems more efficient, more customer-friendly, safer and cleaner. It can of course only offer a snapshot, but it gives us and Member States a point of reference and a source of inspiration for our work together.”

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