Make walking, cycling and public transport the primary modes in Functional Urban Areas by 2030

The European Passengers’ Federation joined forces with 16 associations calling upon the European Commission to commit to modal shift and set targets for increasing the share of walking, cycling and public transport.

The joint letter was sent to Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, and the Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, ahead of the publication of the Strategy for a […]

Help us decide on the best possible automated urban mobility solutions!

The H2020 project SHOW supports the deployment of shared, connected, electrified automated vehicles in cities, to advance sustainable urban mobility. Real-life demonstrations will take place in 20 cities across Europe, to test the integration of automated vehicle fleets in public transport, demand-responsive transport (DRT), Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Logistics as a Service (LaaS) schemes.

In order to foster […]

ROVER 50 years old/young

EPF member “Reizigersvereniging Rover” – the union of public transport users in the Netherlands – celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2020.

Fifty years ago, public transport in the Netherlands was in decline due to the rapid growth of the private car. National and local authorities were investing a lot of money in motorways and car-parking, at the same time neglecting […]

How digital innovation can benefit (rail) passengers

On the 19th of November 2020, EPF organized two stakeholder workshops in the context of the Shift2Rail IP4 programme, focusing on “How can digital innovation benefit rail passengers?”. The workshops brought together experts representing all types of (rail) passengers.

During each of these two-hour sessions we created a privileged space for relevant stakeholders to discuss how digital tools can be […]

EPF @MOB Lab Portugal

Last 24th of November, the European Passengers’ Federation participated in the third edition of the MOB Lab Congress, a Portuguese congress on mobility.

We were represented by Sandra Lima, Project Officer for EPF, in the round table on “Mobility culture: Where to start and how to improve mobility consciousness?”. In the fruitful 45 minute discussion, Sandra referred to the need […]

ITS Directive review – EPF reply to the Roadmap

The European Commission is currently reviewing the ITS directive, which deals with Intelligent Transport Systems to improve safety, traffic efficiency and driver comfort by helping people take the right decisions and adapt to traffic situations. EU rules aim to accelerate and coordinate the deployment and use of these systems. The revision will assess the availability of infrastructure and traffic/travel data […]

How can IT solutions improve passengers’ travel experience?

You are planning your next international trip but you can’t seem to find which train(s) to take. Your train is slowing down and it seems you won’t be able to make the connection. You don’t know if the next stop is yours. What would you do? How could digital solutions help you overcome such problems and achieve a better […]

The last few weeks, EPF has been busy!

We participated in the following events:

Urban Mobility Days (01.10): Delphine Grandsart presented the HiReach project during the session “Affordable, accessible and inclusive mobility”. Check our presentation or rewatch our session here!
Round Table on Sustainable Transport (06.10) organised by CSIGG, the centre for Sustainability, Innovation and Good governance, attended by 40 high-level participants
EIT Urban Mobility Talks (21.10): Evelien […]

SHOW-Ideathon on 4 Dec 2020 – Save the date!

In the context of the task “Users engagement and co-creation initiatives” within the SHOW project, ERTICO with the support of EPF  is organizing the first SHOW-Ideathon on 4 December 2020 from 9am to 12pm CET.

The event will gather a selection of stakeholders involved in CCAM (Connected and Cooperative Automated Mobility) and will aim at producing ideas that address citizens’ […]

Open letter to MEPs regarding Rail Passengers’ Rights

The European Passengers’ Federation (EPF), which comprises of some 40 national and regional passengers’ associations covering more than 20 European states, wishes to draw your attention to its serious reservations about the Agreement concerning the recast of Regulation 1371/2007 on Rail Passengers Rights resulting from the recent trilogue.

EPF welcomed the position taken by the Parliaments in its plenary vote […]