Issue n° 177 - 13 June 2014

Mobility and transport

In the spotlight

urban public transport

More than two thirds of EU citizens are satisfied with urban public transport – but too few use it on a regular basis

The European Commission has published the results of a Eurobarometer survey on urban public transport. According to the survey 69% of EU citizens are satisfied with public transportation, although the numbers vary widely across the EU, ranging from 88% at the highest to 31% at the lowest. Furthermore, only 32% of Europeans make use of public transportation at least once a week and nearly one fourth never do.

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Commissioner's corner

Nomination of new TEN-T coordinators - Tweet

"Welcome new cohort of European coordinators for nine EU #transport network corridors. #TEN_T "

Siim Kallas

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Figure of the month

8 billion

53,5% is the share of electrified railway lines over total lines in use in the EU in 2012.

From EU Transport Scoreboard

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We were asked about...

Question asked by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (S&D)

Subject: Transport scoreboard - reducing disparities regarding the quality of rail transport infrastructures

On 10 April 2014, the Commission published for the first time a comparative transport scoreboard for the EU Member States consisting of 22 categories, in most of which the five Member States with the best results and the five weakest are identified. The quality of rail transport infrastructures is measured against the yardstick recommended by the World Economic Forum, awarding points from 1 (very primitive) to 7 (rail transport infrastructure meeting international standards in terms of size and efficiency).


What measures are being envisaged by the Commission to reduce the major disparities between the individual Member States regarding the quality of their rail infrastructures and, in particular, help the weakest come closer to achieving at least the EU-28 average? Does the Commission have a target date for achievement of this objective?

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Transport and You

Call for tender: Study on good practices for reducing road safety risks caused by road user distractions

Deadline: 23/06/2014

Call for tender: Design features for support programmes for investments in last-mile infrastructure

Deadline: 30/06/2014

Call for tender: Measuring and upgrading the clearance gauges of railway lines

Deadline: 30/06/2014

Call for tender: User-friendly access to information about last-mile infrastructure for rail freight

Deadline: 30/06/2014

Invitation to tender: Operation of scheduled air services in accordance with public service obligations

Deadline: 16/07/2014

Call for tender: Study on differentiated port infrastructure charges to promote environmentally friendly maritime transport activities and sustainable transport

Deadline: 28/07/2014

Call for tender: Collation and dissemination of information with regard to privacy attacks and armed robbery

Deadline: 30/07/2014

Call for tender: Supply contract regarding Cruise Ship Security

Deadline: 30/07/2014

Call for tender: Service contract regarding e-Freight implementing measures - Support measures to improve the efficiency of information exchange in multimodal freight transport

Deadline: 30/07/2014

Call for tender: Study on the state of the art of electronic tolling

Deadline: 15/08/2014

Consultation on Combined transport

Deadline: 15/08/2014

Stakeholder consultation on a policy initiative on aviation safety and a possible revision of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency

Deadline: 15/09/2014

Call for tender: Study on the implementation of labour supplying responsibilities pursuant to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 (within and outside the European Union)

Deadline: 25/09/2014

Public service: Information notice of 7/06/2014 - Air Transport - UK - Newquay-London Imposition and Call for tender

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