EU Commission urges 10 MEMBER STATES to correctly apply EU rules on the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services
The Commission has sent letters of formal notice to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia for having applied EU rules on the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services incorrectly.
The rules are required by Delegated Regulation (EU) Nº 2017/1926, which was adopted under the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive.
Travellers in Europe often lack door-to-door travel information. This is why Member States are required to establish national access points that make multimodal travel information accessible.
Ultimately, multimodal travel information services will help provide travellers with an overview of all travel options available to them, while highlighting the most sustainable ones.
This information will also ensure that passengers are better prepared should disruptions occur, and support travellers with disabilities or reduced mobility.
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 –