European cities revive tram networks to cut transport emissions

| June 27, 2021 | Leave a Comment

Lisbon_tram_next_to_Lisbon_Cathedral

Item Link: Access the Resource

Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: May 7

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: Brussels, Belgium

Publisher: Politico

Author(s): Aitor Hernández-Morales, Joshua Posaner

Categories: , ,

An old form of transport is new again thanks to pressure to decarbonize.

LISBON — Yellow eléctricos, or trams, aren’t just iconic symbols of the Portuguese capital.

They’re also elements of early 20th-century transit that are gaining new relevance as the European Union boosts electric mobility in an effort to reach its 2050 climate-neutrality target — which means emissions from transport will have to fall by about 90 percent.

Many EU countries — including Portugal — are making decarbonized urban transport a central pillar of their pandemic recovery fund spending plans, now being sent for approval to the European Commission.

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed through the MAHB Website are those of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect an official position of the MAHB. The MAHB aims to share a range of perspectives and welcomes the discussions that they prompt.