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UITP-EPTO-EMTA Position on the revision of the PSO Regulation

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Introduction

UITP (International Association of Public Transport), EMTA (European Metropolitan Transport Authorities) and EPTO (European Passenger Transport Operators) have reviewed their position on the revision of regulation 1370/2007.

From the very beginning of the revision of the PSO Regulation, our associations have always stated their support to this process provided that two basic conditions are observed:

    • In the context of a railway package, the revision should be strictly limited to what is
      necessary to open the railway market without any disruptive impact on urban transport.
    • The revision should establish the competitive award of public rail passenger transport
      services as a general principle and strictly allow for a well-defined number of exhaustive
      and limited possibilities of direct award in order to ensure the highest level of legal
      certainty.

These two core conditions are the minimum prerequisites for the revision of the PSO Regulation to contribute to the objectives of the Fourth Railway Package. Compliance with these two major concerns are pivotal for our associations’ membership to ensure that this revision of the PSO regulation warrants maximum legal certainty.

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