Towards a sustainable recovery strategy for aviation

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the entire transport sector hard. EPF is taking part in the Round Table discussions organised jointly by DG MOVE and DG COMP, to discuss with all relevant stakeholders the way forward towards a sustainable recovery strategy for European aviation. The main issues for EPF are restoring public confidence and making aviation more sustainable.

Restoring public […]

EPF’s third update on the current health safety measures in Public Transport

So far, 2020 has been a year in which change was our only certainty.

Policies and recommendations changed almost on a weekly base and with that came the quite normal human feeling of fear. Nowadays we are not only fighting an invisible enemy (COVID-19), but also a very real feeling of anxiety whenever we step out of our houses.

This new reality […]

COVID-19 and Public Transport: Regaining passengers’ trust

The COVID-19 pandemic has struck public transport across Europe in an unprecedented way. Lower occupation levels and mandatory health inspections are now part of travelling with trains, trams and buses.

Yet, public transport remains an essential part of society. It is a sustainable, accessible and affordable mobility option. Regaining passengers’ trust is crucial and even though most operators have taken […]

EPF’s second update on the current health safety measures in Public Transport

The end of June was marked by the lifting of many of the restrictive measures imposed during the pandemic. However, this was quickly followed by an increase of infections in several European countries and new steps were taken to stop the spread of COVID-19. Public transport is yet to return to normality but it is slowly regaining passengers’ trust.

The […]

The European Commission launches Re-open EU

Last month, the European Commission launched ‘Re-open EU’, a web platform to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe.

The platform provides real-time information on borders and available means of transport and tourism services in Member States. It also includes practical information provided by Member States on travel restrictions, public health and safety measures such as on physical […]

EPF calls for harmonization of health safety measures in Public Transport and clear information for cross-border travelers

The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF) calls for a harmonization of health safety measures imposed in Public Transport within each European country and clear information for cross-border travelers.

As governments across Europe lift the travel restriction measures taken this spring to control the spread of COVID-19, public transport (PT) is slowly returning to normality and regaining its passengers. However, the “new normality” […]

Aviation recovery note EPF

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the entire transport sector hard. EPF was invited to a Round Table organised jointly by DG MOVE and DG COMP, to discuss with all relevant stakeholders the way forward towards a sustainable recovery strategy for the sector.

EPF has stressed the following points:

Firstly, in the short term, protection in case of airline insolvency is […]

EPF’s update on the current health safety measures in Public Transport

As governments across Europe lift the travel restriction measures taken this spring to control the spread of COVID-19, public transport (PT) is slowly returning to normality and regaining its passengers.

However, the “new normality” is very different from the reality we once knew and changes in health safety measures happen sometimes on a weekly basis. These safety rules can also […]

Public transport and COVID-19

On June 4., EPF delivered a presentation at the POLIS webinar on “Public transport and COVID-19: Getting the offer right… and safe!”.

The Covid-19 lockdown has reduced transport demand and has had a huge impact on modal choice: more people started to walk and cycle, but public transport and shared modes were used much less. Now, when transport demand will […]

Public transport recovery guidelines

This is a defining moment for the future of urban mobility. As Europe prepares its exit strategy for COVID19, EPF is calling for stronger support for sustainable urban mobility alongside 11 other organisations, among which POLIS, the European Cyclists’ Federation, EMTA, UITP and others. Click here to read the joint letter sent on May 4. 

Sustainable and safe urban mobility – public […]