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Transport Policy

Public consultations 
The Greening Transport Package
has been adopted on 8 July 2008





January 2007
Road Transport Policy: Open roads across Europe

Public Consultations

Give us your opinion

| Preparation of the Action Plan on Intelligent Transport Systems for Road Transport (closing date: 31/03/2008)
| Revision of the community legislation on the access to the road transport market and on the admission to the occupation of road transport operator (closed)
| Rights of passengers in international bus and coach transport (closed)

Public consultation on the "Rights of passengers in international bus and coach transport"

The public consultation on the basis of Commission Staff Working Paper “Rights of passengers in international bus and coach transport” was launched in July 2005 and has now been closed. As announced the Commission publishes summary report on the results of public consultation together with all contributions received from Member States and other stakeholders, except where confidentiality was specifically requested.

The European Commission received a total of 57 contributions, of which 14 from the governments of Member States, 12 from European organisations, 20 from national organisations, 9 from companies and 2 from other contributors.

Based on the comments received the Commission will formulate its detailed policy on the rights of bus and coach passengers.  The possible adoption of a legislative proposal by the European Commission is scheduled in the Legislative Work Programme for the fourth quarter of 2006.

Stakeholders’ meeting:
On the 29th March 2006 in Brussels the European Commission held a stakeholders’ meeting concerning the results of public consultation on the rights of international bus and coach passengers.
Please find enclosed :

   the agenda
   minutes of the meeting  

Summary of contributions

Contributions of Member States and other stakeholders:

  Member States




Germany - Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Justiz (D)








The Czech Republic

The Netherlands

The United Kingdom

  European organisations

ACEA - Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles g.i.e.

Association of Paneuropean Coach Terminals e.V. (annexe 4 : )

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers APIL

BEUC - The European Consumers’ Organisation

ECTAA Group of National Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations within the EU

European Disability Forum

European Passengers’ Federation

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

IRU – International Road Transport Union  [ position paper ]

The Pan-European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)

Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP)  

IACA – The International Air Carrier Association


National organisations

ACAV Associació Catalana d’Agčncies de Viatges (Spain) 

ADAC – Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil Club e.V. (Germany)

AK Bundesarbeitskammer (Austria)

Bundesverband Deutscher Omnibusunternehmer e.V. (Germany)

COCEMFE Castilla La Mancha - Confederación de personas con discapacidad física de Castilla La Mancha (Spain)

El Comité Espańol de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad CERMI (Spain)

Federacja Konsumentów (Poland)

IGEB (Germany)

La Confederación de Transporte por Carretera (Spain)

Nexus (Germany)

ONCE The Spanish National Organisation of the Blind (Spain)

RDA Internationaler Bustouristik Verband (Germany)

The Confederation of Passenger Transport U.K. (United Kingdom)

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (United Kingdom)

The Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland (MACS) (United Kingdom)

Union des Transports Publics UTP (France)

Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (Germany)

Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. (Germany)

WKÖ Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Austria)

WKÖ Fachverband der Autobusunternehmungen (Austria)



Arriva (United Kingdom)

CVAG Chemnitzer Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)

De Lijn (Belgium) [ next 1] [ next 2 ] [ next 3

Deutsche Bahn (Germany)

DVB Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG (Germany)


Münchener Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH (Germany)

Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe Aktiengesellschaft NIAG (Germany)

ÜSTRA (Germany)


Other contributors:

Öko Projekt MTÜ (Estonia)

Csaba von Pataky (Hungary)


last update: 15-12-2008