The recent 'Moving Together' conference on the subject of Europe's future mobility landscape offered a platform for cities to air their expectations of operators and EU policy-makers. It was also an opportunity for participants - including important industry stakeholders as well as European Commission figures - to discuss financing mechanisms for cities and regions whose responsibilities are being increasingly devolved without adequate review of governance and funding frameworks.
Coorganised by GIE Objectif public transport and UITP, the conference took place in Paris from 11-12 June and provided perspectives on new business models and anticipated threats. It was held in conjunction with Transports Publics 2014, the European Mobility Exhibition. The event was also used to launch the new Eurobarometer study conducted by the European Commission that examines citizen satisfaction with public transport in the Union. The study reveals that Europeans are broadly satisfied with urban public transport.