European Commission: 2016 EU Transport Scoreboard: The rail freight market in Bulgaria is among the most open to …
27 October 2016 | 16:10 | FOCUS News Agency
Source: Focus Information AgencyBrussels. The 2016 edition of the EU Transport Scoreboard compares Member State performance in 30 transport-related categories and highlights the five top and bottom performers in each of these categories, European Commission announced.
An interactive viewer makes it possible to track Member State progress over time and to compare the performance of two or more Member States as regards individual indicators.
The rail freight market in Bulgaria is among the most open to competition: competitors to the main operator have a market share of 48.8%, the third highest in the EU. It is the country with the highest number of road fatalities per capita in the EU.
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The rail freight market in Bulgaria is among the most open to competition: competitors to the main operator have a market share of 48.8%, the third highest in the EU, and growing. However, the passenger market is still a monopoly. The share of employees in high growth enterprises in transport is stable at a high level, meaning that Bulgarian transport companies are growing and hiring.
The transposition rate of directives related to transport corresponds to 98%. Bulgaria had relatively few pending court cases because of alleged infringements of EU transport law at the end of July 2016. Investments and Infrastructure:
Ratings for Bulgaria’s transport infrastructure are relatively low for all modes of transport, with however a slight positive tendency for road, port and airport infrastructure.
The timeliness of shipments has declined between 2014 and 2016, with Bulgaria now ranking second last in the EU. Completion rates for the TEN-T Core Network are below EU average for all modes except for inland waterways, which are 100% complete. Indicators :
The number of road fatalities per capita in Bulgaria is the highest in Europe, with a further increase compared to the previous two years.
Consumer satisfaction with transport is relatively low in EU-wide comparison for land modes, with however clear improvements especially as regards urban and air transport. The share of women employed in the transport sector is close to the EU average. Energy Union and innovation :
Bulgaria has a high share of electrified railways, over 71%.
The share of renewable energy in fuel consumption for transport and the share of newly registered cars using alternative fuels are slightly below the EU average.
Drivers spent around 10 minutes less in road congestion in 2015 than in 2014.
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