The European Commission (Commission) approved further financial assistance from France and Italy for the experimental rolling motorway service between Lyon and Turin. In the rolling motorway system, lorries are loaded onto shuttle trains which carry them over long distances thereby reducing road congestion. In December 2003, the Commission approved aid of up to €23.5m to be given by each country for the project. This approval has been extended to allow each Member State to inject a further €22m in the period 2007- 2009. The Commission considers the aid compatible with competition rules since it is limited to the experimental phase. The system is designed to contribute to the objectives of the EU's sustainable transport policy.