EPF conference in Aachen: registrations open

During the European Passengers’ Federation 2018 conference, we will focus on the passengers’ views on public transport. On 8-9-10 June passenger representatives and policy makers from all over Europe will meet in Aachen, Germany, to discuss innovative concepts and daily solutions in public transport.

This year’s agenda will focus on tourism. How can tourism by public transport be improved. What […]

Reaction on rapporteur’s report on TRAN-hearing

After presenting EFP’s view during the TRAN-Hearing on 20th February, we are not satisfied with the Draft Report (2017/0237 (COD)) submitted by the TRAN-Rapporteur Liberadzki on the proposal for a regulation on rail passengers’ rights and obligations (recast). Regarding this, EPF sent a letter to TRAN Chair Karima Delli with detailed analyses and justifications. This has been forwarded also […]

What is your experience of crossing the Schengen Border?

BODEGA wants to hear the travellers’ voice to understand how to best support them while crossing the Schengen area. We would like to hear travellers’ opinions about different types of technologies, in addition to their thoughts about the passport control procedure while crossing the border.

BODEGA is a research project funded by the European Commission and it aims to develop […]

Revision of Rail passenger rights: open event Disability Intergroup

The Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament organised on February 28 an “open event” on rail passengers’ rights and persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) with a view to the ongoing revision of the Regulation 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights.

Key representatives of the Parliament attended and participated in this event: MEP Olga Sehnalova and Kostadink Kuneva, co-Presidents of the Disability […]

Meeting with TRAN

Today, Michel Quidort (representing EPF member FNAUT) and Willy Smeulders (as EPF Board Member) were invited to speak at a mini-hearing on the proposed recast of passenger rights for rail, organised by the EU parliament TRAN (Transport and Tourism) Committee, chaired by Karima Delli.

In the context of the legislative procedure on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on rail […]

TMaas has started

1 February 2018 was the official start of a new project TMaas: Traffic Management as a Service, in which EPF is involved as a partner.

The aim of the TMaas project is to create “a virtual traffic control centre for Ghent”.

Setting up a traffic centre is an important part of the City of Ghent’s latest mobility plan (Strategic Mobility Vision […]

New Members in EPF’s Management Board

During the last Annual General Meeting (Luzern, 2 & 3 February), 3 positions in the Management Board have been new staffed.

Rian van der Borgt, acting since several years as treasurer was reelected for another 3 years’ period.
Chris Irwin from UK-based Transport Focus and also representing TravelWatch SouthWest had been member until spring 2017. He also has been […]

Survey on passenger rights

The European Court of Auditors is undertaking a survey to collect experiences of ordinary travellers, like you and me. The results of this survey will provide valuable input to the audit on passenger rights that the ECA is currently working on. As a result of this audit the European Court of Auditors can propose recommendations on how to better […]

Monitoring of air passenger rights

EPF, as the consumer organization, has been monitoring certain problems that appear in the sector of air travel. Airline passengers face various situations, where they need more comprehensive information, assistance and support from organisations like ours.

EPF has been monitoring the following issues:

1. European Regulation 261/04 – about air passengers rights, its execution and enforcement
2. Information for the passengers about […]

BE CIPTEC: Join us in Brussels on 24 April!

The CIPTEC H2020 project is coming to an end. Now, it’s time to share our findings with the community. CIPTEC has created innovative concepts and tools for Public Transport that lead to more passengers at reasonably low cost. Also, CIPTEC has tested collective intelligence methods to improve the overall understanding of urban public transport demand. Do you wish to know more about the […]