EU Commission requests 7 MEMBER STATES and the UNITED KINGDOM to correctly apply EU rules on real-time traffic information services

The Commission has sent letters of formal notice to Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania and the United Kingdom as they have applied EU rules on the provision of EU-wide real-time traffic information services incorrectly.

The rules are required by Delegated Regulation (EU) Nº 2015/962, adopted under the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive.

This Regulation seeks to improve the accessibility, exchange, re-use and update of the data required to provide high-quality and continuous real-time traffic information services across the EU via single, national access points.

Real-time traffic information services help reduce congestion, air pollution and noise stemming from transport. Real-time information is also key to producing up-to-date and accurate digital maps, which are crucial for smart mobility applications.

The countries concerned now have four months to reply to the letter of formal notice; otherwise, the Commission may consider adopting a reasoned opinion.

Arianna Podesta –

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