The long-awaited plans for a new European travel system have been delayed once again, this time until 2025. The proposed system was meant to revolutionize the way travelers experience the continent, making it easier and faster to move between countries, as well as cutting down on the environmental impact of traveling around Europe. The plans for the new system were first proposed in 2018 and had been expected to be up and running by 2023. However, since then there have been several bureaucratic hurdles to overcome. This has resulted in delays in the project, as well as increased costs, which has put additional strain on the European Union’s finances. The system, known as the International Tracing System (ITS), includes an infrastructure of rail, air, and maritime routes which will link the entire continent and make traveling between countries faster and easier. The ITS also includes a ‘smart ticketing’ system, which will allow tickets to be purchased more easily, and will help reduce the levels of fraud and misuse of tickets. The ITS is seen as a significant step in the modernization of European travel, and is likely to make a major impact on the environment, as travelers will no longer have to drive long distances or fly to get from one country to another. However, it seems that the system will not be operational until at least 2025, after the 2023 deadline has been missed. This is likely to cause a great amount of disappointment for those who have been waiting for the project to be completed. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that long-term projects such as this can often take a long time to get up and running, and the end result should be worth the wait. If all goes to plan, the ITS will result in an easier and faster travel experience for millions of Europeans, and it will be a major contributor to reducing the environmental impact of travel within Europe.