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” […]

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 […]

FSR Observer: “Passengers need clear information”

Last February, EPF participated in the 13th Florence Air Forum, which dealt with the Review of the EU Air Services Regulation (Regulation (EC) N° 1008/2008).

The Florence School of Regulation has now published its Observer Policy Brief which summarises the main results of the stakeholder forum’s discussion and includes the following contributions:

– Air Services Regulation: Some Need for Review, by Matthias […]

EPF’s reaction to Rail Passenger Rights discussions

On the 22nd of June, EPF addressed a letter to the European Parliament’s TRAN and IMCO committee expressing our concerns around the recast of Rail Passenger Rights.

From the preparations in view of the third trilogue on 23 June 2020, we got the impression that the Council would like to achieve the following key points:

Introduction of force majeure in […]

Year of Rail: strengthen rail passenger rights!

With the 2021 YearofRail getting closer, we see an opportunity to strengthen the rights of all passengers.

Together with the European Disability Forum, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation and AGE Platform Europe we published a letter asking for the European Year of Rail to have a focus on the rights of of all #railpassengers.

EUROPEAN YEAR OF RAIL 2021 – MAKE RAIL MORE ATTRACTIVE, CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE […]

HiReach Virtual Startup Showcase

N E W S O L U T I O N S F O R I N C L U S I V E M O B I L I T Y

🚲 16th June — starting at 10 am CEST 🚲

The HiReach project, in which EPF is a partner, is all about new inclusive mobility solutions to help tackle […]

Shift2Rail webinars

In May, Shift2Rail organised two webinars to demonstrate the current results of key projects working under Shift2Rail’s Innovation Programme 4, dedicated to digital services facilitating mobility as a service in rail.

The webinars explored multimodal journey planning, offer building, booking, issuing, ticketing, validation and location-based experiences from a travellers’ perspective (first webinar) and from a transport service providers’ perspective (second webinar).

The webinars […]

Evaluation 2011 Transport White Paper

The European Commission (DG MOVE) is currently conducting an evaluation of the 2011 White Paper ‘Roadmap to a single European transport area – towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system’. The aim of the evaluation is to collect and analyse evidence to help assess whether it has achieved its objectives in an effective and efficient manner. EPF as […]

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 […]