EMTA Progress report General Meeting London 9-10 October 2014 Working session. EMTA Internal affairs. A Internal Affairs Foreseen Activities 2011. Approval of records Rotterdam general meeting 15 May Membership issues Resignation HVV Hamburg; TY-note mr Inskip Per 1.9.2014: 25 members
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EMTA Progress report
General Meeting London
9-10 October 2014
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Revised budget 2014 – Key facts
proposes the general meeting to:
Are there any comments to this proposal?
If not, can we have a vote on this?
Net Result expected:€ -12,750 / Reserve: €55,250
TEN-T/CEF (Connecting Europe Facility):
DG-MOVE Fourth Railway Package
European Parliament has adopted its first reading position on the six legislative proposals of the package end of January 2014
In the European Council this week in procedure is the "market pillar" of the package (directives on governance and market opening, regulation on public service obligations 1370/2007). MEPs disregarded the Commission's proposals and the work of the TRAN-committee by adopting an unambitious stance. This could put the introduction of the Single European Rail Area at risk.
European Transport ministers on October 8 debate a series of questions in the Council drafted by the Italian Presidency. UITP, EPTO and EMTA have reviewed the questionnaire and have provided answers to the European Institutions. These questions are directly related to the revision of Regulation N° 1370/2007 (opening domestic passenger rail market to competition).
Preceding the Council debate a joint press release of UITP, EPTO and EMTA as issued, quoting the respective leaders e.g. our EMTA President. The objective of the joint initiative is to underline : - competition is not an end in itself; it is a way of achieving- thepurpose of Regulation 1370/07 is to recognise the responsibility of the competent authority to define the extent and content of public service obligations- consider that tendering procedures should be the rule to the granting of public service contracts in regional and suburban rail, while direct awards should still be possible in a limited number of strictly defined circumstances, etc.
DG-MOVE Agenda : ITS
Consultation on a draft standardization request on European standards in support of the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems in urban areas
DG MOVE (Head of ITS mrs Claire Depré) answered to questions put by EMTA S-G on behalf of the leader of the ITS-working on August 14, 2014 for clarification:
“The European Commission is not planning to develop one standard for multimodal travel information, but rather we consider that emerging mobility services, e.g. bike sharing or car sharing schemes, would benefit from having a standardized data format, so that they can be integrated in multimodal information services in an easy and cost-efficient way.”
Q: to what extent will EMTA authorities be trusted that one or more standards will be developed that fit the needs of metropolitan transport authorities and that provides the transport market with a manageable set of interfaces for multimodal travel information?
A: The consultation of stakeholders, as done now, shall ensure that the principles and scope stated in this standardisation request reflects the needs of stakeholders, and especially that the needs of municipalities and metropolitan transport authorities can be duly reflected further on in the process. (….) Finally, when executing the standardisation request the standardising bodies will include a consultation of selected sectorial experts (….). Also, if consulted stakeholders, such as EMTA, have experts who would like to contribute to the standardisation work, ensuring that their needs are properly taken into account, they would be more than welcome to suggest them, as the standardisation organisations are open to cooperate with experts from the field, to ensure the successful uptake of developed standards.
Deadline for input in this consultation: October 10, 2014 !
Launched in December 2013 as EU Research and Innovation programme for the next 7 years (2014 to 2020)
Focus on societal challenges, incl. health, clean energy and transport
Emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.
Goal: ensure Europe produces world class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation
EMTA is engaged in a call for CIPTEC, phase 2 succesfully submitted 28 August. Aim was to have a modest and appropriate commitment in time/staff now reduced to 7 MM’s during 3 years.EMTA total grant requested: € 72,000.
The EC-evaluation result is expected to be delivered by Mid November.
Members interested to provide support to the EMTA-budget are welcomed!
EMTA newsletter #51 :
Note: Request for new copy Summer 2014 coming up shortly!
EMTA Survey: Light Rail Explained(Rob van der Bijl, Niels van Oort)
Ready to be printed and released mid October.
Coming up for consultation:
EMTA NFC-paper (draft of the wg to be circulated among members). Publication planned January 2015.
Barometer Working Group (relaunch)
A filled out questionnaire with figures is expected by
Friday October 31.
Editing and harmonisation: November
Publication: mid December 2014.
If you have any general questions on the indicator list, or the explanatory description given, please put them now.
For specific questions: [email protected]
Twovacancies in the Board causedby the resignation of Carlos Cristobal and of Marc Garcia.
Two new candidatesnominated:
Head of the Mobilitydepartment at ATM Barcelona since 2006
2. Antonio Garcia Pastor (CRTMadrid)
Head of the planning department in the Consorcio Madrid since 2011
Are they any members who have a mandate or vote by proxy?
Can we vote on the candidates by acclamation?
Do we want to have a secret vote?
(only if 1/3 of the full members request for it)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ELECTED CANDIDATES