Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should target?

Now you can share your views with the European Commission.

The Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU […]

EPF priorities for future EU action

With a view to the next political mandate of the European Parliament and of the European Commission, the European Passengers’ Federation has identified its priorities for Union action that will help unleash the potential of the public transport sector – particularly air, bus and coach and rail.

Here are the most important goals:

A seamless European passenger transport system
Passengers […]

HiReach news

The third HiReach newsletter is out! It presents the main findings of the HiReach project so far.

Last year, we conducted a set of focus groups, aimed at understanding the transport and accessibility problems that are being experienced in different European regions by the people who live and work/study there. In the past few weeks, a second round of focus […]

Successful EPF conference in Stockholm

The annual EPF conference was held in, for the season hot and sunny, Stockholm on 7 & 8. June. The two conference days gathered European passenger organizations, public transport operators, politicians and officials at EU level. Almost 70 participants from 12 different European countries took part in the seminars, the excursion and the evening events. Journalists from two of […]

Major trial run of the TMaaS virtual traffic system during the Gentse Feesten

TMaaS will be carrying out a major trial run of its virtual traffic and mobility management dashboard during the Gentse Feesten. The Gentse Feesten is the ideal occasion for this baptism of fire, because during those ten days the city will be flooded with masses of people. This represents a major challenge in terms of mobility and the ideal […]

Integrated rail – air ticketing

Dennis Fancett. European Passenger Group Member

Amongst its other activities, Railfuture’s European Passenger Group, a sub-committee of the Passenger Services Group, compares how the rail industry works in the UK with what happens in Europe, with a view to seeing what we can learn from our European neighbours about how to improve services here in the UK.

In many areas the […]

Interview with Violeta Bulc

Violeta Bulc: “My first priority is to ensure connectivity. The second one is efficiency – for citizens and businesses. Thirdly, we pay a lot of attention to lowering the negative externalities of transport, such as pollution, accidents and congestion.”

The potential of the rail sector for delivering EU policy priorities

The European Committee of the Regions is currently preparing an own-initiative opinion on “The potential of the rail sector in delivering EU policy priorities”. The European Passengers’ Federation was invited to share its opinion.

Despite its potential, the rail sector has largely failed to meet the goals set for it in the 2011 White Paper. If rail is to play its […]

TMaaS dashboard is taking shape

The TMaaS project (Traffic Management as a Service) is building a platform that offers citizens and local governments an efficient view of what is happening in their city in terms of multimodal mobility.
Would you like to be part of the TMaaS venture? Do you see a role for the TMaaS dashboard in helping your city implement a sustainable urban […]

EPF’s priorities for future EU action

EPF has discussed its expectations towards the EU and the new Commission in the coming legislature. Passengers want a public transport system that is

• affordable,
• reliable,
• sustainable and
• coordinated

with sufficient capacity to get people comfortably to where they want to go at the times they wish to travel, using whichever combination of modes is most efficient overall, in social […]