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.
A summary of the discussion on the Finnish Presidency priorities is now available.
The plan is vital for efforts to transition towards clean, inclusive and safe transport in the Portuguese region.
The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility. In 2020, TRA will take place in Helsinki, Finland and focus on the theme ‘Rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility’. It will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future mobility and transport.
Electric and hybrid cars are much quieter on the road than the cars with a combustion engine. Although this is beneficial to the environment, it can also result dangerous to road users, especially to visually impaired people or cyclists, since they may not hear the cars approaching, being present or departing.
The tenth CiViNET Spain and Portugal Forum was held in Ávila (Spain) on 9-10 May under the theme “People on the move, cities changing: accessibility, mobility and transport in the urban environment.”
The Council today adopted the Accessibility Act, a directive on the approximation of EU member states legislation on the accessibility requirements for products and services. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in the EU, affected by some degree of disability, will benefit from the new rules.
Update – a revised document on adoption of the legislative act is available.
Parliament and EU Council negotiators have reached an agreement on a European Accessibility Act (EAA). The new rules are a step towards a fairer and more inclusive Europe and should improve the daily lives of the elderly and people with disabilities across the EU.