Access to transport for all is a political priority of the European Commission. The European Pillar of Social Rights, jointly proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on 17 November 2017, places transport among the essential services to which everyone has the right to access (Principle 20). It stresses that such services should be of good quality and that support for access – intended in broad terms and covering availability, accessibility and affordability – shall be available for those in need.
Study on the social dimension of the future EU transport system regarding users and passengers
This study on the social dimension of the future EU transport system maps the challenges and opportunities posed by the modernisation of the system to different groups of transport users in terms of affordability, reliability and accessibility. Different groups of people have different needs as transport users, and it is important to ensure that the transport system is inclusive and available to all. The study provides valuable insights into the challenges faced by different user groups and across different Member States and presents recommendations on how these may be tackled.