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This Green paper of the European Commission suggests ways of making public passenger transport more attractive and usable. It is the first time that the European Commission has issued a policy document on public passenger transport, but it is not intended to be a "master plan". It is a consultative document and seeks to simulate discussion and debate in this sector of European Union policy. The Commission recognises that the nature of passenger transport means that measures necessary to build up the Citizen's Network must and will be taken at a local, regional or national level. There are various EU policies which are discussed to promote passenger transport. The Commission intends to refocus its research and development work on transport to give greater emphasis on improving public transport. Guidelines for the development of Trans-European Networks (TENs) are discussed as a basis for the development of a European Union transport network alongside the role of the Commission's action plan towards establishing the Global Information Society. The role of the European Union's Regional Development policies is examined with regard to its contribution to public transport. There is also discussion on the ways in which markets can be structured to promote public transport.

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