The ROLA for a better quality of life

18. 11. 2019

Trucks cause noise and dirt and are an enormous burden for the population as well as for the environment. For residents living along transit routes, fewer trucks on the road improve their quality of life.

When trucks are lined up close to each other in front of the resident's windows, when the queue of semi-trailers is endless, then it's time to act. It is definitely time to reduce the noise and the environmental impact of the transit routes and to shift the heavy goods vehicles away from the roads and onto the environmentally friendly railways.

In 2018 alone, more than 2.5 million trucks used the Brenner Pass between Austria and Italy, with a rising trend. The burden is enormous. After all, an average truck produces 86.7 g CO2 per tonne transported per kilometre. The railways are much more climate-friendly.

On average, rail transport in Austria causes 21 times less CO2 emissions per tonne-kilometre than a truck.

The simplest and at the same time most effective solution is therefore the Rolling Highway (ROLA) - it keeps the roads free from trucks.

Because with the ROLA, trucks can go straight across the Brenner Pass on the environmentally friendly rails. With this system, we shifted around 144,000 trucks off the road onto the rails last year. The ROLA not only reduces CO2 emissions, it also improves the quality of life along heavily trafficked transit routes. Thanks to the ROLA, not only the population can breathe in deeply again.