The European Bus System of the Future 2 (EBSF) project will host a results workshop in Budapest on 9 March 2018. During the event, some of the project’s test sites will present their latest innovation in bus technology, ranging from energy strategy and auxiliaries to IT standard introduction in existing fleets.
In January 2018, demand for passenger cars in the European Union grew significantly (+7.1%) compared to January last year – benefitting from a positive calendar effect. New car registrations amounted to 1,253,877 units during the first month of the year.
Third in a series of the hearings about “impact of Brexit on transport’, this hearing will focus on the maritime sector, including shipping companies and ports. As the negotiations between the UK and the EU enter their second, sector-specific stage, the Members will question their guests about their concerns, projections and wishes concerning the negotiations and legal and practical consequences of the UK.
Today, the mutual recognition of security screening rules at airports between the EU and Singapore enters into force. This One-Stop Security (OSS) arrangement allows for passengers, their cabin baggage and hold baggage, originating from Singapore (Changi) airport to transfer onto a connecting flight in the EU (EEA) airports, without going through security checks a second time.
In 2016, almost one billion passengers travelled by air in the European Union. Are you curious to know which airports in your country were the busiest and which destinations were most popular? London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, handled over 1.2 million passengers on one route to the Middle East. Can you guess where they were going? Amsterdam’s Schiphol and Frankfurt-Main airports were particularly used for flying to other European destinations. Do you know which ones? You can find the answers to these and many other questions using our interactive tool on air passenger transport in the European Union and EFTA countries, which has been updated with 2016 data.
Modernising the European road transport sector in an efficient, sustainable and socially fair way was at the heart of the discussion of two opinions adopted during the European Committee of the Region’s (CoR) plenary session on 1 February. The opinions are based on the European Commission’s initiative “Europe on the Move”, which aims to help the transport sector to stay competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.
The EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has announced that 2018 will be the “Year of Multimodality” – a year in which the European Commission will place an emphasis on supporting the multimodality of transport systems in the EU.