AURORA PROJECT: RESULTS AND DELIVERABLES NOW AVAILABLE

By |February 21st, 2024|

As cities grapple with growing congestion, the EU-funded AURORA project in which EPF was a partner are now available on our website. The project concluded its three-year journey with a joint final event “Elevating Urban Air Mobility” in collaboration with its sibling projects AiRMOUR and Flying Forward 2020 on 22 November, 2023, in Luxembourg.

AURORA focused on developing safety-critical technologies to support […]

The EU Green Deal Needs to Make Train Tickets Easier to Find and Book

By |February 5th, 2024|

Potential passengers need easy access to timetable information and quick access to tickets. Recent legal rulings have shown: The EU and its Member States finally need to make trains easier to find and book for the citizens who are paying for it.
But how should this be done?
Renfe has committed to providing unrestricted access to its data for independent ticket […]

European passengers deserve a competitive European airline market

By |January 31st, 2024|

Over the last decades, liberalization has led to cheaper, safer, and more comprehensive air connections throughout the EU. This was driven in large parts by vigorous competition between airlines, engaging in a constant effort to outcompete their peers by developing and improving their services.

Now, the European air travel industry stands at a crossroads. Large and increasingly dominant airline groups […]

Outcomes of the IMPACTS project

By |January 29th, 2024|

The IMPACTS project (Inclusive Mobility: Public and Collaborative Trusted Spaces), a one-year project supported by EIT Urban Mobility and led by TU Berlin, envisioned a human-centric public transport where passengers feel safe, support fellow travellers, and contribute feedback to improve services. IMPACTS developed a socio-technical tool, WizGo, that (i) connects passengers of mobility services in proximity off- and online and (ii) […]

Eurostar high-level meeting with EPF – Better disruption management needed

By |January 25th, 2024|

Representatives of EPF members from Belgium, the Netherlands, UK and France – countries served by Eurostar – met with Gareth Williams, Eurostar’s General Secretary & Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, and several of his colleagues mid-January for an annual meeting. EPF and Eurostar exchanged on various topics, such as investments in new hubs and infrastructure, as well as through ticketing and […]

“Connecting the high-speed dots”

By |January 20th, 2024|

On 17. January 2024, EPF president Michel Quidort attended the “Connecting the High-Speed Dots” event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, jointly organised by MEP Ondřej Kovařík, Jiří Svoboda, CEO of Správa železnic, and CER.

The event, which gathered MEPs, Commission and CER Representatives, was aimed at presenting the important programme of rail connections to be realised between Western and Central/Eastern Member […]

EPF General Meeting Recap, Strategic Planning, and EPF Conference 2024 Update

By |January 23rd, 2024|

On Saturday, 20 January 2024, EPF held its first General Meeting of the year in Brussels. The collaborative event saw the physical presence of 16 members from EPF’s Management Board, Secretariat, and member organisations delegates, with an additional 11 delegates joining virtually from various locations across Europe. Some points from the agenda included but were not limited to:

Mobility […]

Key results from the IMPACTS stakeholder interviews

By |December 29th, 2023|

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The IMPACTS project (Inclusive Mobility: Public and Collaborative Trusted Spaces), a one-year project supported by EIT Urban Mobility, envisioned a human-centric public transport where passengers feel safe, support fellow travellers, and contribute feedback to improve services.

IMPACTS developed a socio-technical tool that connects (i) passengers of mobility services in proximity off- and online and (ii) allows users to report issues in the urban […]

MDMS (Multimodal Digital Mobility Services) action by EPF members

By |December 20th, 2023|

Today, planning, booking and executing multimodal journeys – especially long-distance, international ones – is risky, difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, EPF is a strong supporter of the European Commission’s MDMS – Multimodal Digital Mobility Services – initiative, which would tackle the issue of data sharing and also distribution agreements between transport operators and mobility service providers (MDMS) (see our position […]

TOD-IS-RUR webinar: A Deep Dive into User-Centric Solutions and Inclusive Transport Policies

By |December 19th, 2023|

On 12. December, EPF organised a webinar in the context of the TOD-IS-RUR (Transit-Oriented Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Rural-Urban Regions) project. The target audience of the webinar consisted of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) employed by the project. The 2-hour event, moderated by Wandi Chivaura from EPF, provided an insightful exploration into user-centric solutions and inclusive transport policies.

Katie […]