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 […]

Future mobility and consumer policy

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. Recently, the […]

EPF urges the EU to protect passengers’ rights

The European Passengers Federation (EPF) has taken note of the Press release of the European Council on the provisional agreement of the proposed reform of the rail passengers rights. A press release is not always the most reliable source of information, but it is at the moment the only information we have.
From what we have read we have to […]

EPF’s concerns regarding the trialogue on Rail Passengers’ Rights

Ahead of the fourth trilogue on Rail Passengers’ Rights, the European Passengers’ Federation wrote to MEPs from the TRAN and IMCO committe expressing our worries on the status of the current discussions.

From the preparations in view of the fourth trilogue on 1 October 2020, we get the impression that the Council would like to achieve the following key points:

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Towards a sustainable recovery strategy for aviation

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the entire transport sector hard. EPF is taking part in the Round Table discussions organised jointly by DG MOVE and DG COMP, to discuss with all relevant stakeholders the way forward towards a sustainable recovery strategy for European aviation. The main issues for EPF are restoring public confidence and making aviation more sustainable.

Restoring public […]