Danes fast-track 'historic' transport plan

Massive decade-long investment plan will promote shift to greener transport, climate minister says

The Danish government has announced a "green traffic initiative" featuring infrastructure investments and transport measures costing DKr150bn (€20bn) over the next decade.

About two-thirds of the total will be spent on "renovating, improving and developing the railway network" with the aim of converting motorists to public transport, climate and energy minister Connie Hedegaard said in a statement.  High emissions charges, road pricing, and financial incentives for fuel-efficiency are among a raft of additional measures.

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