EPTO – Supporting a competitive market

4 July 2014  •  Author(s): Jan Möllmann, Secretary General of EPTO

EPTO LogoEPTO is the European Passenger Transport Operators association, whose eight members are amongst the group of the largest European public transport operators in Europe. EPTO promotes the development of a competitive market structure for the supply of public transport services and assists and supports the opening of the passenger transportation markets. The association is a key representative of the operators to the European institutions and works closely with the European Parliament, the European Commission and other European bodies. Jan Möllmann, Secretary General of EPTO explains more about the association and how it supports its members.

All-in-all, EPTO’s members operate a fleet of nearly 80,000 vehicles, employ 255,000 people and carry 12 billion passengers in Europe every year. The range of services includes buses, trains, commuter coaches, taxis, water buses and fully-accessible demand responsive vehicles. Members operate public transport services in 22 EU countries and worldwide. EPTO members operate their services both under contract to public transport authorities and also in many cases on an own account commercial basis without any public subsidy, mainly in competitive environments successfully by providing high quality services economically and adapted to local needs and by adopting European-wide best-practice.

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