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Activity Report 2009-2014

TRAN Committee is pleased to present the Activity report of the 7th legislature.

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TRAN 10-04-2014 - 10:16  

Noise-related operating restrictions at EU airports would continue to be set by regional and national authorities, but people living nearby should be better informed and noise-related health problems should be given more consideration, thanks to a deal between Parliament and the Council of Ministers endorsed by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Thursday. Parliament as a whole will now vote on the deal at the April plenary session.

TRAN 20-03-2014 - 11:17  

To boost the take-up of alternative fuels in transport, EU countries will have to ensure that enough refuelling and recharging stations are available to enable cars, trucks and ships using alternative fuels, such as natural gas and electricity, to move freely on EU roads and waterways, under an informal agreement reached by Council and Parliament negotiators on Thursday.

TRAN 18-03-2014 - 10:18  

Draft truck design rule changes, to allow designers to make it easier for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists and improve bodywork streamlining to cut pollutant emissions, were backed by Transport Committee MEPs on Tuesday. The rules would allow designs to exceed current maximum length and weight limits in order to improve performance in these areas.

Presentation and responsibilities
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;
2.    postal services;
3.    tourism.
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Welcome to the website of the Transport and Tourism Committee. Here you will find information regarding our Committee, its Members and the work we do. I have the honour to chair one of the busiest and most important of the European Parliament's Committees.
Our Committee is a law making Committee under the co-decision procedure and has many years of experience in working with Member States, being an equal partner in formulating transport legislation, tourism policy and policies relating to postal services.
Transport is an established part of everyday life. It is important, not only in delivering goods and services for industry and commerce, but also in moving people from home to work, to school or on a well earned holiday. Without transport, society stands still, trade collapses and we lose this vital interconnection. We all need transport in our daily lives. My Committee has long recognised these facts and has worked to ensure that, within the European Union, we realise transport's full potential, not only for economic and social sustainability but also, and just as importantly, for environmental sustainability.
It is our belief that, whatever the mode, transport adds value to society and every person should have access to it.
Brian Simpson