The Austrian Recovery & Resilience Plan consists displays a set of measures designed to tackle the Covid-related economic crisis and to strengthen the Austrian growth potential, job creation, economic and social resilience. It does so by supporting the green and digital transition. The plan is divided into 6 pillars.
The first pillar is Sustainable development (Nachhaltige Aufbau): Under this pillar, there are measures concerning environmentally friendly mobility. The goal is to promote and support the development and use of environmentally-friendly systems of transportation. Zero-emission buses, zero-emission commercial vehicles and building infrastructures for these new vehicles will be the target of this plan. New railway lines and electrification of regional railways are also planned.
Two reforms and three investments are planned, equivalent to EUR 1,671.7 million, of which EUR 848.6 million are expected to be covered by the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).
- Mobility master plan 2030 (Mobilitätsmasterplan 2030): developed by the Austrian transport industry, it is a masterplan with measures for rail, road, water and air transport sectors. It aims to make mobility affordable, competitive, and cleaner. It tackles issues of sustainability, digitalisation, efficiency and infrastructure development.
- 123 Climate tickets (123 Klimatickets): Across the country, a 1-2-3 climate ticket will be implemented by the end of the year 2021 to ensure inexpensive public transport, thereby facilitating traveling across different regions within the country. With the 1-2-3 climate ticket, all public transport throughout Austria should be able to be used with just one ticket. The Austria-wide level at the equivalent of three euros per day should start this year. The levels for a state and a region will then follow quickly. 240 million EUR of subsidies have been secured for the financing of the Austria-wide ticket, which will cost 3 euros per day (annual pass worth EUR 1,095).
- Investment for emission-free buses and infrastructure (EUR 256 million)
- Investment for emissions-free commercial vehicles and infrastructure (EUR 50 million)
- Investment for the construction of new railway lines and electrification of regional railways (EUR 1,365.7 million, of which EUR 542.6 from RRF)