Opinion Factsheet  

Challenges for public transport in cities and metropolitan regions

Opinion Number: CDR 2613/2020
Rapporteur: STRUZIK Adam
Commission: COTER
Status: Currently in discussion
Date: 10/12/2020
The main objective of the opinion will be how the factors
urbanisation (increased inhabitants)
greening of transport (zero emission vehicles)
digitalisation (new technological possibilities for travel information & ticketing)
ageing population (affects accessibility of public transport)

affect the provision of public transport by local and regional authorities and how their spatial planning needs to be adapted to take these needs into account: from increased service of public transport to deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.

It will look into the aspects of decarbonisation, digitalisation and financing of public transport and how to include this into an urban environment of new, low-emission and shared forms of mobility.

Finally it will look into how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected public transport and how a robust public transport system can be restored.