Today, Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented the new Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan (2030 FTIP). The Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan defines the roads, railways and waterways where the Federal Government's investments will flow until 2030.
The new Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan is the strongest infrastructure investment programme of all times. Over the period to 2030, we will be investing 264.5 billion euros to modernize and interlink our transport infrastructure and step up mobility in Germany. With the record funding from my investment ramp-up, the 2030 FTIP has a clear financial prospect. We are setting clear priorities and are investing 70 percent in structural maintenance; this shows that the principle "structural maintenance before new construction" is strengthened.
The 2030 FTIP features five major innovations:
- A clear financial prospect.
Investment funds and projects are synchronized in order to be able to implement all first priority projects within the timeframe of the 2030 FTIP.
- Structural maintenance before new construction and upgrading.
Between 2016 and 2030, 69 % of all funds will flow into infrastructure maintenance (2003 FTIP: 56 %)
- Clear priorities.
By strengthening the major arteries and junctions, the capacity of the whole transport system is enhanced: 75 percent of funds for road projects will be invested in projects of large-scale importance, 25 percent will be used for regional development measures.
- Removal of bottlenecks.
Investment will be focussed on the removal of bottlenecks on main arteries in order to optimize traffic flows in the overall network. About 1700 km of bottlenecks on motorways and about 700 km of bottlenecks on railway lines will be removed.
- Broad public participation.
For the first time, the public has been able to have a say in the establishment of the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan (FTIP) – from the basic approach to project proposals and the 6 weeks public inspection period starting on 21 March. The environmental report accompanying the 2030 FTIP will be published, too.
The 2030 FTIP features about 1000 projects with an overall volume of 264.5 billion euros, 91 billion more than the 2003 FTIP.
49.4 % of the funds are allocated to the roads, 41.3 % to the railways and 9.3 % to the waterways. Under the national concept of priorities, new building projects are marked as first priority (VB) projects with projects aiming to eliminate bottlenecks labelled as VB-E.
The public can participate in the further development of the draft of the 2030 FTIP. As of 21 March, the draft plan will be available for public inspection and comments can be submitted online. When the six-week public participation period is over, the 2030 FTIP will be revised and adopted by the Federal Cabinet.
The 2030 FTIP as well as all information on public participation can be downloaded from the following website (German only): www.bvwp2030.de