SPUTNIC Charter for a better Public Transport
European cities face major challenges nowadays in the following fields: social cohesion; environment and sustainability – especially the impact of climate change; rising competitiveness in the context of globalisation; the new global energy situation; and the financial and economic crises.
A sound Public Transport system can clearly and veritably mitigate the negative effects of the above described challenges and bring community benefits together with individual mobility chances.
The SPUTNIC Consortium has worked for three years exploring challenges and best practices for transitional economies, with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe, and pledges persons involved and interested in Public Transport to sign the below “SPUTNIC Charter for a better Public Transport”.
This document with all signatures shall be handed over to European Commission representatives at the SPUTNIC Final Conference on 3 July 2009 in Brussels.
The signatories ask the European Commission services to:
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