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Next TRAN meeting

The next TRAN meeting will take place from Monday 3 November 15:00 p.m. to Tuesday 4 November 18:30 p.m. in Brussels in P1A002 (Paul-Henri Spaak building). The meeting will be webstreamed.

Presentation of the study on investments in large TEN-T projects

A provisional version of the update of the 2013 study on 'investments in large TEN-T projects' will be presented to the TRAN Committee on 04.11.14.
This update adds five new case studies to the analysis, three of which dealing with mega projects that are still in the planning or in early implementation phase: Lyon-Turin, Iron-Rhine and S21/Stuttgart-Ulm. The update also shows that not all lessons from the past have been learned, in particular as regards the need for early and transparent public participation. The study will be finalized following the presentation.

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Exchange of views with EMSA Executive Director

The TRAN Committee will hold an exchange of views with Marku Mylly, Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency in the next meeting. The presentation will take place on 04.11.14 from 11:00-12:00 in P1A002 (Paul-Henri Spaak building).

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Cross-border exchange of information on road safety

The Commission proposal aims at improving road safety by providing the Member States with mutual access to each other's vehicle registration data. This would allow them to identify drivers when they commit traffic offences abroad.
The Rapporteur will present her draft report in the next TRAN Committee meeting on 03.11.14.

Hearing on European road toll systems for private vehicles

The TRAN Committee will hold a hearing on the European road toll systems for private vehicles on 04.11.14 from 15:30-19:00 in room P1A002 (Paul-Henri Spaak building).
The event will be organised in two parts:
  • Road financing and legal aspects
  • Toll systems in Europe - case studies
If you wish to attend, please send an email to tran-secretariat@europarl.europa.eu by 30.10.14.

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Committee responsible for:
1. matters relating to the development of a common policy for rail, road, inland waterway, maritime and air transport, in particular:
(a) common rules applicable to transport within the European Union,
(b) the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the area of transport infrastructure,
(c) the provision of transport services and relations in the field of transport with third countries,
(d) transport safety,
(e) relations with international transport bodies and organisations;
(f) the European Maritime Safety Agency, the European Railway Agency, the European Aviation Safety Agency and the SESAR Joint Undertaking;
2. postal services;
3. tourism.
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Welcome to the website of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN).

Here you can find information about the members and work of the committee which I have been chairing since 7 July 2014.
When legislation on transport, tourism or postal services is being formulated under the Ordinary Legislative Procedure, the TRAN committee acts as an equal partner with the Council.
The aim of our work is to ensure mobility while at the same time protecting the climate. After all, transport is not only responsible for 24% of all CO2 emissions in the EU but it has also increased its emissions by 28% since 1990. Over the same period, households were able to reduce their emissions by 24%, and industry by as much as 32%. Without changes in mobility, we shall therefore not be able to halt climate change.
We need an effective and reliable infrastructure, fair rules for the whole transport sector, the highest standards of safety and binding rights for people travelling in Europe.
The Committee on Transport and Tourism recognised this long ago, and strives to guarantee clean, safe and affordable mobility in Europe – particularly across borders.
Michael Cramer