Conclusions of UK Transport in Europe (UKTiE) 2nd Forum event

Questions: Do you broadly support the 10 Goals for competitive and resource efficient Transport Do you agree with the general thrust of this section of the White Paper?   Identify priority opportunities & challenges proposals (out the relevant part of the 40 proposals) How can we work together through UKTiE to best promote UK interests.   (EU Political influence from a UK Multi-Modal Industry perspective)   Conclusions:   Conclusions from Workshop 1 – An Efficient and Integrated Mobility System (ASP 4F384) Rapporteur:…

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Invitation to UKTiE’s 2nd Annual EU Transport Policy Forum and dinner

Tuesday 8th / Wednesday 9th November 2011 European Parliament, Brussels 13:00 registration for a 14:00 start on 8th, concluding at 14:00 on the 9th   Key note speeches by Brian Simpson MEP, Jacqueline Foster MEP, Andrew Haines, Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority, Senior figures from UKREP, European Commission and more. Workshops on rail, road, air and maritime policy Briefing on EU Transport White Paper, TEN-T & EU Funding Dinner debate For the full agenda – click here. We look forward…

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Monitoring report of the Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles (according to Article 10 of the Directive)

Call for tender Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 8/09/2011 Clean and energy efficient vehicles have an important role to play to achieve the EU policy objectives of improving energy efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions, and pollutant emissions. The Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy Efficient Road Transport Vehicles (2009/33/EC) (“Clean Vehicle Directive”) is expected to contribute to accelerate a broad market introduction of environmentally-friendly vehicles. It addresses purchases of vehicles for public transport services. The Clean Vehicle Directive introduces…

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Review of the internal market in road freight transport

Public consultation – Review of the internal market in road freight transport Consultation period: 29/07/2011 – 31/10/2011 The White Paper on Transport  presented by the Commission on 28 March 2011 called for additional actions to further integrate the internal road freight transport market. The Commission’s objective is to create an economically efficient, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable internal market that ensures fair competition between transport operators, delivers high quality services to shippers, provides quality jobs for transport workers and minimises the…

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FAQ on the proposal to modify Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on tachographs

    FAQ on the proposal to modify Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on tachographs   What is a digital tachograph? Professional drivers and vehicles involved in carrying goods or passengers must respect maximum driving time and minimum rest periods to reduce accumulated fatigue and accidents and to ensure fair competition. These rules are harmonised at European Union level by Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. The tachograph is an instrument that makes such controls possible. The digital tachograph became compulsory in…

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new tachograph rules will save companies more than €500 million per year

Brussels, 19 July 2011 – The European Commission has proposed to revise the tachograph legislation to make full use of new technological opportunities such as satellite positioning. This will make fraud more difficult and reduce the administrative burden, which is expected to save companies €515 million per year. By ensuring better compliance with rules on driving times and rest periods, drivers will be better protected, road safety increased and fair competition assured. Six million European trucks and busses are equipped…

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Notice of call for proposals with a view to obtaining grants in the field of road safety, in particular on road injuries and first aid (DG MOVE/SUB/01-2011)

Deadline: 30/09/2011 The European Commission intends to award grants to promote the objectives set out in the policy orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. The policy priorities have been set in the Decision C(2011) 3971 adopted on 14 June 2011 which supplements the Work Programme for 2011 adopted by the Commission on 24 January 2011 (C(2011) 168). Achieving the objective set in the policy orientations on road safety 2011–2020: ‘In collaboration with Member States and other actors involved in road safety,…

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Road safety: EU crackdown on drivers committing traffic offences abroad

Drivers look set to be punished for traffic offences they commit abroad, including the four “big killers” causing 75% of road fatalities – speeding, running red lights, failure to use seatbelts and drink driving – under a proposal due to be voted on by the European Parliament this Wednesday European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport underlined the need for an EU wide agreement saying “A foreign driver is three times more likely to commit an offence than a…

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Consultation on EU air quality legislation

Consultation period: 30/06/2011 – 30/09/2011   The objective of the consultation is to gather views and additional information on the effectiveness, strength and weaknesses of EU air quality legislation, in particular as regards Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe and Directive 2004/107/EC relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polyaromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air. This consultation marks the beginning of a broad consultation on the review of EU air policy foreseen to end in 2013 at…

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