21 April 2014

Malta gets good points in first EU transport scoreboard

Times of Malta 11/04/2014: Malta got a good ranking in the first EU transport scoreboard although comparing like with like is difficult due to different means of transportation.

The island was listed eighth among the 28 member states when comparing 22 transport-related categories. The European Commission pointed out that Malta’s performance was “also determined by the fact that the island does not have any data for various categories in various modes of transport”. It noted that “Malta is among the best performers for the environmental impact of road transport” due to a relatively modern vehicle fleet and a lower carbon footprint.

The aim of the scoreboard was to give a snapshot of the diversity of member states’ performance in transport matters across Europe, help them identify shortcomings and define priorities for investment...read on.