Mobility strategies are a key and structuring factor in social and territorial cohesion policies, economic development and environmental sustainability.
Decades of disinvestment, liberalisation, disruption of public transport services and their infrastructure — conditioned by EU guidelines — have changed the mobility paradigms, contributing to the degradation of services, higher prices, disorderly mobility and the abandonment of territories and populations.
Reinvesting in modern, comfortable, inclusive and efficient public transport with simplified, interoperable ticketing, with good territorial coverage, with reduced costs of use aiming progressive fare free transport, is key to changing transport use profiles by reducing the prevalence of private transport, helping to reduce the time and costs of commuting, connecting different regions, serving the public interest and increasing the quality of life of workers and populations.
This initiative should contribute to share experiences in promoting public transport, innovative instruments and the challenges that mobility is facing in the context of increasing urbanisation, touristification, energy transition, digitalisation or environmental threats.
10:30 – 12:30 Towards Free and Intermodal Public Transports
João Ferreira – MEP
Youssef Handichi – STIB Unionist and Member of Brussels Parliament
Mirek Prokes – Expert in public transportation – Czech Republic
Pierre Garzon – Mayor of Villejuif and Member of the Ile-de-France Mobilités Board
Ali Ruckert – Communist Party of Luxembourg
Jaime Toga – PCP
José Manuel Oliveira – FECTRANS
Carlos Humberto – Lisbon Metropolitan Area
Bernardino Soares – Mayor of Loures Municipality
João Miguel Rato – Sintra Rail Passengers Committee
Luís Capucha – PCP APA at the European Parliament
Vasco Cardoso – PCP
With interpretation to PT, CS, EN, FR