Catch up with the EMTA - POLIS - UITP press conference “Why the European Commission’s proposed deregulation of Public Transport is flawed?”

Catch up with the EMTA - POLIS - UITP press conference “Why the European Commission's proposed deregulation of Public Transport is flawed?”

With draft interpretative guidelines for the PSO regulation (No 1370/2007), the European Commission considers “open access” as the default solution for urban public transport. Yet other cities in the world have illustrated that open access markets lead to fragmented services that serve mostly the profitable routes and peak hours, while neglecting whole areas and times of the day. The result is a lower share of public transport, not a higher one.

In this press conference, EMTA, POLIS and UITP explain why the Commission’s proposal deprives local authorities of an effective policy instrument to achieve modal shift. They demonstrate how it undermines the struggle for inclusive mobility and social cohesion, and the very objectives of European Green Deal. EMTA prepared and hosted this event on 18 May 2022 at the ITF Summit of Transport Ministers in Leipzig.

Speakers:

  • Karen Vancluysen, POLIS Secretary General
  • Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary General
  • Alexandre Santacreu, EMTA Secretary General

Moderator:

  • Thomas Geier, EMTA Research and Policy Officer

Watch the replay on YouTube.

  • Updated : May 16, 2022

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