This consultation will last for 12 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 12 March 2013 at the very latest.
Objectives of the consultation
The consultation follows up on the work in the domain of multimodal journey planning and information services carried out under the ITS Action Plan (Action 1.5 Promotion of multimodal journey planners) and ITS Directive (priority action (a) provision of EU-wide multimodal information). It is also taking stock of the 1st Smart Mobility Challenges on multimodal journey planners (www.eujourneyplanner.eu ) and discussions held during the Informal Ministerial Meeting in Cyprus in July 2012. It seeks to gather stakeholders' opinion on a number of remaining challenges preventing the broad deployment of Multimodal Travel Planning and Information Services, and on a number of measures the European Commission is proposing to overcome them.
For more information, please consult the background document [63 KB] .
How to submit your contribution
You are strongly encouraged to complete the online questionnaire. However, you also have the option to download the hard copy of the questionnaire [62 KB] and draft your answers. After preparing all your answers, please complete the online questionnaire or submit your reply by e-mail to MOVE-ITS@ec.europa.eu or by post to:
Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport,
Unit C3 – Intelligent Transport Systems,
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium.
Please also note that the online idle time is 90 minutes. If you leave the opened form untouched for more than 90 minutes, your session will time out and your replies will be lost.
Questions are either compulsory or optional. If any of the compulsory fields have not been filled in, the system will not allow you to submit the questionnaire but will redirect you to the incomplete answer and give you an opportunity to correct it. An error message will appear in a purple/red colour under the question in which a problem occurred.
Note that you should not use the ‘Back’ button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to navigate the online questionnaire, because this will lead to a loss of all the data that you have already inserted. For navigation, you should use the buttons ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ at the bottom of the questionnaire page instead.
When you will successfully have submitted the questionnaire, a confirmation message will appear on your screen and you will be able to print your answers. Please record your registration number.
Following the public consultation, a report will be made publicly available on the Commission's website.
Contributions may be submitted in any official EU language. Nevertheless, in order to facilitate the work and allow easy access to all submission, we would appreciate it if contributions could be submitted in the English language or, in the absence thereof, at least a summary in the English language.
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Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.