Today, EPF sent a letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission.

During the autumn quarterly meeting in Gdansk last weekend, members of the EPF council assembled and reviewed the Mission letter prepared by Ms von der Leyen to the nominated Transport Commissioner-designate.

EPF appreciates and supports the mission described in this document. In particular, we welcome the part that says “As transport evolves and modernises, you should ensure  that it remains affordable, reliable and accessible, notably for those on a low income or living in remote areas, and that passenger rights are respected.” Our evidence indicates
that this is likely to reflect the priorities of most public transport users.

We also suggested one further point: The Commission’s priorities might be reflected even better if the person eventually appointed were to be described as the Commissioner for Sustainable Mobility.