70+ companies call on the Commission to publish the MDMS Regulation by the end of the year
(Transport and Environment, 19 Oct 2023) The legislative proposal of the Commission, initially planned for June 2023, has been again delayed. Companies and civil society join forces to call upon the European Commission to publish the text.
Many multinational companies are committed to play their part in climate mitigation and as such reducing their emissions overall including business travel emissions.
To help them achieve this goal, they need the European Commission to legislate on better ticketing and publish by the end of its year its proposal for a MDMS Regulation. The reduction of emissions from corporate travel cannot be tackled without improving multi-modal and cross-border ticketing.
One of the barriers companies face, to travel cross-border by rail, is the lack of ticket information shared by transport operators to booking platforms. They are increasingly looking for more sustainable travel options, but booking tools often can only show the flight option. To support the European Green Deal ambitions, the MDMS Regulation must enable easier booking of multimodal transport journeys involving different transport offers into a single booking. To achieve this, the EU should mandate transport operators to let all booking platforms sell their tickets under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory conditions.