A high-quality transport infrastructure, which provides for sufficient capacity and is managed efficiently, is fundamental for the competitiveness of the economies of the Member States of the European Union (EU), the free movement of their populations, the EU integration and the cohesion of the standards of living.
The EU has been contributing to ensure this goal, amongst other instruments, through the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) policy. Against this background the Commission had commissioned separate studies for each of the core network corridors which were first conducted in 2014, followed by a second phase from 2015 to 2017. KombiConsult was involved in two of the nine Core Network Corridors, which are in particular the Scandinavian Mediterranean (Scan Med) Corridor (as lead consultant) and the Rhine Alpine Corridor. Finally, the studies led to three corridor work plans of each of the corridors which were presented by the respective European Coordinator to the Member States.
After the call for follow-up studies has been published at the beginning of 2018, KombiConsult took part with two consortiums in the tendering processes for the Scan Med and Rhine Alpine corridor and again was finally selected by the European Commission to further support the European Coordinators in their work. In the Scan Med Corridor KombiConsult is even lead contractor of a consortium of six consultancies towards the European Commission. The new studies will last from 2018 to 2022, where, amongst others, new versions of the Work Plans will be elaborated.