The European Court of Auditors has published a Special Report dedicated to intermodal freight transport
The Commission set targets at EU level for the increased use of rail and inland waterways. The targets were unrealistic and member states had own targets not aligned to them. Overall, we concluded that intermodal freight transport can still not compete on equal grounds with road transport due to regulatory and infrastructure barriers. We made a number of recommendations to increase the effectiveness of the EU support in the area.