Committee of Transport and Tourism
On top of being a "transport enthusiast", I am convinced that an effective, ambitious and innovative European transport policy is essential not only for growth and jobs, but also for European, and notably UK, citizens. Establishing the right European Transport policy is key to encouraging and promoting mobility, labour mobility, cultural and educational mobility but also tourism mobility. We also need to do much more to better connect Europe with efficient and sustainable transport links, to improve road safety, to develop our European Union external aviation policy to remain a hub in the world, and to support SMEs. Those are my top priorities as the Liberal Democrats transport Spokesperson in the European Parliament
Each year over 25 million British citizens choose to go on holiday elsewhere in Europe by public transport, using planes, trains, buses and boats.
MEPs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this evening (Tuesday October 23rd) debated and voted to back a report calling for further strengthening of passenger rights, in particular obliging carriers to inform passengers properly of their already existing rights.
Euro-MPs at Strasbourg have backed a recommendation that all cars be fitted with an automatic road crash alert system by 2015.
West Midlands MEP Dr Phil Bennion, the Lib Dem spokesman on Transport in the European Parliament, has welcomed the call for the European Commission to compel all new cars from 2015 to be fitted with the 'eCall' system, which automatically alerts emergency services to serious road crashes when airbags are deployed.
West Midlands Lib Dem Euro MP Phil Bennion has slammed the Greens in the European Parliament for their attempts to force all vehicles over 1.
5 tonnes used for carrying goods to install digital tachographs.
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