New week, new episode of ConsEUmer! This week: ⛽ The EU is planning the end of the petrol car 🦠 How to travel Europe in COVID times 🏘️ UK NIMBYs and where they’re wrong (w/ Tom Spencer) You can follow Tom Spencer on Twitter @TomJackSpencer June 24, 2021 Follow ConsEUmer wherever you get your podcasts: […]
🚆 Privat rail companies ask for a ban on short flights 🏥 The EU wants more competences in the field of health (w/ Fred Roeder) 🥡 David Clement presents his new policy on the War on Plastic
“Rail passenger rights” are paid by consumers… The European Parliament’s TRAN committee recently approved new rail passenger rights legislation. With this new text, rail companies will be obligated to re-route passengers for delays of more than 100 minutes, provide bike racks, and assure “through-ticketing” under a single operator. This last requirement means that passengers will […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” suggests replacing air travel with high-speed rail connections. But the comparisons drawn with Europe ignore that despite massive investments on the Old Continent, prices remain non-competitive with air travel and that state-run rail crumbles under its own inefficiency.
I moderated a Consumer Choice Center live chat titled “For Mother Nature: Should We Stop Flying?”, hosting Gary Leff, who created the frequent flyer blog “View from the Wing”, as well as CCC’s very own Managing Director Fred Roeder. Click down below to rewatch the entire exchange.