International train travel can be better

The discussion on climate change has in some countries led to the conclusion that there should be less travel by plane. The other conclusion is that people should use trains instead of planes on distances up to approximately 500 kilometres. In reality many flights are used on rather short distances. The railway companies point out that airlines do not […]

Looking back at our Stockholm conference

On 7th and 8th June, EPF held its annual conference in Stockholm. We look back to two days of very interesting presentations and discussions.

The first day focused on experiences from liberalized rail markets. Speakers included Libor Lochman (Executive Director CER), Gustav Sjöblom (Transportstyrelsen), Isabel Schleich (Strategic Project Manager FlixTrain), Gunnar Alexandersson (Senior researcher Stockholm School of Economics), Bryony Chetwode […]

Register now for the Stockholm conference!

During two conference days, you will be able to participate in seminars concerning successes and shortcomings in Europe’s early liberalized rail markets and will be inspired by presentations about powerful consumer groups and how to improve conditions for vulnerable passenger groups and young people in public transport. Among the presenters are Elisabeth Kotthaus – Head of Unit for Passenger […]

Exemptions for bus-coach passenger rights

Report from the Commission regarding exemptions granted by member states under regulation (EU) No 181/2011 concerning the rights of passengers in bus and coach transport.

The EC has just published a report in connection with the exemptions granted under this regulation which came into force on 1st March 2013 and contains a series of rights for passengers who travel by bus […]

GECKO Project is Looking for New Mobility Stakeholders

Will Mobility as a Service (MaaS) replace public transport? If not, what will the relationship be between them? What role should autonomous vehicles play in our cities? What effect will they have on pedestrians? How can we picture the use of drones in logistics? How should their use be regulated? How can passenger service be assured if we all […]

TMaaS webinar for cities

Are you interested in learning more about the TMaaS solution for cloud based mobility management, data management and mobility data in general? Are you representing a city or region? Please join our free TMaaS webinar for Cities on May 28th, 10:00 AM (CEST)!

This is your chance to virtually meet the people behind TMaaS and there will be plenty of […]

Recast rail passenger rights

Last November EPF hailed the European Parliament’s amendments to Commission proposals for a revised Rail Passenger Rights Regulation, aimed at ensuring a fairer deal for travellers. They reflect the consumer protection principles enshrined in Article 12 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, would ensure fairer competition with other transport modes and help to deliver a […]

And the winner is… TMaaS!

Last month the City of Ghent won the Belfius Smart Belgium Award 2018 in in the category ‘Smart Cities with a population of more than 30,000’ for the TMaaS project!

More than 150 organisations submitted their ‘smart’ projects at the end of last year. This initiative shows how much Belgium has to offer when it comes to smart innovative initiatives. […]

TMaaS nominated for Belfius award

Besides representation, EPF is also involved in innovation research projects. In TMaaS for example we are responsible for the stakeholder involvement. We’re pleased to announce that the TMaaS-project is nominated for the Belfius Smart Belgium award (category Cities with more than 30K inhabitants)! Last year, this project was already the winner of the Civitas Bold Measure Award 2018. You can […]

EPF meets IRG-Rail

Michel Quidort, President of EPF, and Arriën Kruyt, as a member of the Board of EPF, had an interesting talk on April 1. with Mr. Joao Carvalho, chair and Mr. Serge Drugmand, vice-chair of IRG-Rail: the Independent Regulators Group – Rail.
“Regulators are the watchdogs passengers need”
Aim of IRG-Rail

The overall aim of the Independent Regulators’ Group – Rail is to facilitate […]