Stefan Tobias, Senior Economist – Community of European Railways (CER)
TAC form a significant part of RU costs and thus impact on rail’s competitiveness. In this context, how do TAC transparency and harmonisation matter? TAC should be predictable. That requires transparency of TAC, but also solid public funding commitments for rail infrastructure. For more TAC transparency, consider further improving and better promoting RNE’s European TAC calculator (Charging Information System). TAC harmonisation does not generally seem desirable as a rule, except for annual change moments.