Make itself known to a maximum number of Authorities, communities, institutions and financial stakeholders to create a strong European momentum in favour of the project.
Avoid errors of the past by ensuring that the newly planned infrastructures (Paris Orleans Clermont Lyon (POCL), Poitiers-Limoges etc. ) are compatible with Via Atlantica and that all the territories located in Via Atlantica's area of influence are properly integrated into the networks generated by the latter.
Integrate Via Atlantica into the revised map of the TENs.
Via Atlantica satisfies 4 of the 10 objectives of the White Paper on Transport aimed at creating a single European transport area in order to create a competitive system that is resource-efficient, with a 60% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in the chapter for optimizing the performance of multimodal logistic chains, especially through the increased use of the most energy-efficient modes of transport:
With regard to freight transport by road for distances over 300 km, 30% of freight will be transferred to other modes of transport, such as railways or boats by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050, with the help of effective and environmentally-friendly freight corridors . To achieve this goal, the necessary infrastructures must also be put in place.
Achieve a high-speed European railway network by 2050. Triple the current length of the high-speed railway network by 2030 and maintain a dense rail network in all Member States. By 2050, most medium distance passenger transport should be made by train.
Put in place a fully functional and European-wide multimodal TEN-T basic network by 2030, with a high quality, high-capacity network by 2050, as well as the associated information services.
By 2050, connect all the airports of the basic network to the rail network, preferably high-speed, ensuring that all basic sea ports are sufficiently linked to the rail freight transport system and, as far as possible, to the system of inland ports.