A voice for public transport since 2002
Because of the growing impact of EU transport policy, passenger organisations from Belgium, Austria, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and France decided early 2002 to join forces and establish a federation of passenger organisations which could promote the interests of public transport users on the European level.
On October 18, after several preliminary meetings and a succesful conference in Brussels, the statutes of EPF were accepted at the first General Meeting in Gent (Belgium) and EPF became an international non-profit association under Belgian law.
The Belgian passenger organisation TreinTramBus (formerly known as BTTB) was appointed as registered office and acting secretariat for EPF. Since then, EPF has succeeded in attracting new members (currently 39) and established its position as a voice for public transport users in Europe. In 2007, EPF became a member of the Global Alliance for EcoMobility.