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Understanding transport poverty

Mad-Daqqa t''Għajn 26-10-2022

Transport poverty refers to a lack of adequate transport services necessary to access general services and work, or to the inability to pay for these transport services. Intertwined with social vulnerabilities, such as low income, old age or disabilities and with regional disadvantages, it has mainly been discussed at EU level in the framework of the 'fit for 55' package and the sustainable and smart mobility strategy. The European Parliament has addressed the topic on several occasions, in a resolution ...

Under the current EU rules, haulage companies can use hired vehicles, but Member States can also restrict this. In 2017, the European Commission proposed to soften these restrictions. During its April plenary session, the European Parliament will consider in second reading the adapted rules agreed with the Council. These would give transport operators more flexibility while maintaining some restrictions.

In 2007, the EU established a set of basic rights for rail passengers, which became applicable at the end of 2009. These rights provide for all passengers, including those with reduced mobility, a harmonised minimum level of protection, information and assistance. Reports have concluded that the implementation of these rights, although relatively smooth, is not done uniformly across the EU. Moreover, other shortcomings have prevented these rights from being used to their full potential. In September ...

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's impact assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal, adopted on 27 September 2017 and referred to Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN). The proposal aims to amend Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 in order to strengthen the rights for all EU rail passengers, and to reduce the 'burden on railway undertakings due to the inconsistent application of the regulation' (IA, p. 9). The ...

Liberalisation in the railway and aviation sector takes place at a different pace and the number of competitors to former state owned monopolists in particular in the railway sector is relatively low. The participants to this workshop discuss practical experiences and specific problems in both sectors. The views exchanged during the workshop discussion shall provide support the ECON Members in determining their position in regard to the current discussion of the Report on the 'Annual Report on EU ...

L-istudju jipprovdi analiżi tal-kundizzjonijiet soċjali u tax-xogħol ta’ sewwieqa professjonali impjegati fis-settur tat-trasport tal-merkanzija bit-triq. Dan jiffoka fuq il-kwistjonijiet soċjali fundamentali li jitqajmu f’dan is-segment tat-trasport, inklużi l-ħinijiet tas-sewqan u l-perjodi tal-mistrieħ kif ukoll aspetti prattiċi li għandhom impatt dirett fuq il-kwalità tal-ħajja tas-sewwieqa, eż. l-iskemi ta’ impjieg u l-livelli ta’ dħul. Wara analiżi kumplessiva tal-qafas legali, li jinkludi ...