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Mobility Package I: European Commission publishes study results

The European Commission today published the results of two studies it commissioned to assess the expected impacts of two specific aspects of Mobility Package I, adopted on 15 July 2020.

Logistics: European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on electronic freight transport

The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on electronic freight transport information reached yesterday between European Parliament and the Council.

Two studies published in the field of multimodal passenger transport

The European Commission has published today two studies that it requested in the context of the Year of Multimodality. The first study analysed challenges of EU-wide integrated ticketing and payment systems, while the second study focused on how to improve passengers rights when travelling by several transport modes.

 

Multimodal transport: Passenger multimodality workshop on studies

The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) invited transport stakeholders for a passenger multimodality workshop dedicated to the following two studies:  

High-level Conference “Multimodal transport – towards the future”

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility (DG MOVE) are inviting transport stakeholders for a High Level conference “Multimodal transport – towards the future”, officially closing  the 2018 Year of Multimodality. The thematic year was called to promote the functioning of the transport sector as a fully integrated system, making better use of existing capacities in all transport modes, and improving efficiency of the logistics chains.

Delivering EU-wide multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services – dream or reality?

Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility (DG MOVE) invited stakeholders to take stock of the development of multimodal passenger transport. While passengers increasingly combine different transport modes, they face various difficulties regarding their passenger rights, route planning and the ticketing process.

Call for applications for the selection of members of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF)

Digitalisation, new technologies and big data have the potential to change the way cargo and traffic flows are organised and managed, they generate business prospects and pave the way for innovation, new services and business models.

Multimodal sustainable transport - which role for the internalisation of external costs?

 

European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and the Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility (DG MOVE) are inviting transport stakeholders to discuss first insights from a study on sustainable transport infrastructure charging and the internalisation of transport externalities.

The conference will take place at the EU conference centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels-Etterbeek on 17 December 2018.

2018 - Year of Multimodality

The Commission is committed to reducing CO2 emissions, congestion and air pollution to improve the quality of life of European citizens and to reach the goals set by the Paris Agreement. At the same time, we want to ensure that European transport is safe and our industry remains competitive on the global market. To support these aims EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called for 2018 to be the "Year of Multimodality" - a year during which the Commission will raise the importance of multimodality for the EU transport system.

What is Multimodality?

"Multimodality" in the transport sector, or "multimodal transport" refers to the use of different modes (or means) of transport on the same journey. The concept applies to both freight and passenger transport and in both cases can now be driven on by the growing trend towards digitalisation.  Multimodality takes advantage of the strengths of the different modes, such as convenience, speed, cost, reliability, predictability, etc, and in combination, can offer more efficient transport solutions for people and goods which will help ease the pressure on our congested roads, and make the whole sector more environmentally friendly, safer, and cost efficient. In this respect multimodality will help bring about a truly sustainable and integrated transport system. During the "Year of Multimodality", multimodality will be supported by looking together into better infrastructure, connections, incentives and digital solutions for the entire EU transport network. 

Throughout the year the Commission will put together a series of legislative and policy initiatives and events aiming at promoting the functioning of the transport sector as a fully integrated ‘system’.

Key thematic areas will include: 

  • Digitalisation with focus on the electronic transport documents proposal, digital corridor information systems and multimodal travel information and ticketing;
  • The use of economic incentives to promote multimodality through e.g. the revision of the Combined Transport Directive and a new study on the internalisation of external costs;
  • Support to multimodal infrastructure and innovation, physical and digital, in particular in the context of the Connecting Europe Facility, Horizon 2020 and the preparation of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the new Framework Programme for research and innovation (FP9);
  • Working towards a legislative framework to protect passenger rights in multimodal journeys;
  • The promotion of 'active mobility' integrated with other modes in particular in an urban and smart cities context.

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Contact: MOVE-MULTIMODALITY-YEAR@ec.europa.eu

Studies
In the context of the thematic year of Multimodality 2018, the Commission has also just released an analysis of the burden of taxation and charges on transport, which is key for making the right modal choices.

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