The promotion of intermodality and the intensified use of combined transport are of utmost importance for the establishment of competitive alternatives to road transport. Therefore Austria has been introducing early measures for the support of environment friendly modes, such as rail or combined transport.
Mobility is a basic societal need and is crucially important for the development of the economy, our standing as an industrial location and for society as a whole. Mobility needs are increasing dynamically and it is essential that the rapidly growing volume of traffic is managed in a way that is sustainable, green and socially just.
Announcement by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit):
As of 21 December 2007, following enlargement of the Schengen Area, permits for road haulage consignments entering, exiting and transiting through Austria will no longer be subject to checks at Austria's borders with the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia.