Train drivers – Call for evidence improved EU certification scheme
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The EU’s transport policy includes a harmonised certification scheme for train drivers that allows them, on the basis of certain minimum requirements, to easily transfer between EU countries and/or railway companies. Following an evaluation, the European Commission initiative seeks to improve the scheme by ensuring that it:
- is future-proof
- keeps pace with technological progress & increased demand for international journeys
- makes the train-driving profession more diverse & attractive to young people.
The Commission calls for evidence on this topic. Feedback period is from 11 January 2022 – 08 February 2022. Commission adoption is planned for the fourth quarter 2022. Give your feedback here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13169
50th European Transport Conference – Call for Papers
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The European Transport Conference (ETC) is the annual conference of the Association for European Transport, attracting transport policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all over Europe and beyond. ETC offers in-depth presentations on policy issues, best practice and research findings across the broad spectrum of transport. ETC also provides an opportunity where delegates can enjoy networking opportunities, participate in technical visits, and explore the exhibition. The 2022 conference will be a special occasion – it will be the 50th to be held. ETC will take as its main theme: “Behaviour Change – the impacts of the climate emergency and COVID-19 on long term travel patterns”. The call for papers for ETC 2022 is now open: https://aetransport.org/etc/call-for-papers
EGTC Welcomes Dr. Noriko Otsuka as New Project Officer
Dr. Noriko Otsuka
Starting January 2022, Dr. Noriko Otsuka joins the EGTC as project officer for the H2020 project PLANET. Her main focus will be on analyzing implications of intercontinental rail freight for infrastructure in the TEN-T Corridor Rhine-Alpine. Dr. Noriko Otsuka brings many years of experience of research on the Rhine-Alpine Corridor, already working on the EGTC parent project CODE24 as well as in the EGTC project RAISE-IT.
21.12.2021 Germany: A 61 reopened after summer flooding / “TEN-T package” adopted by the College of Commissioners / Kombiverkehr operates with profile P400 and more train departures to and from Mortara