This year's EPTA Conference will address different developments in future mobility from multiple perspectives. The conference aims to foster debate on shaping future mobility, encouraging parliamentarians, experts and stakeholders to discuss possible solutions as well as desirable and adverse outcomes.
European citizens and economic actors need a transport system which provides them with seamless, high-quality door-to-door mobility. However, according to the European Commission, many towns and cities increasingly face problems caused by transport and traffic. One dominant problem is severe traffic congestion; its total cost in the EU is estimated at €80 billion annually.
The question of how to enhance mobility while at the same time reducing pollution, congestion and accidents is a common challenge to all major cities in Europe. A profound transformation in the transport system will be required in the coming decades. New developments like autonomous and connected driving, sharing economy, mobility pricing or mobility as a service are expected to shape the future of our mobility and revolutionize our transport systems.
The conference will be held from November 7-8 at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Mobility present, future and past: The Swiss Museum of Transport has been collecting, looking after and exhibiting national cultural heritage in the areas of transport and mobility since 1959, such as the legendary Gotthard stagecoach.