The DfT's Future of Transport Regulatory Review considers road, maritime, air and cross-cutting themes, focusing on Micromobility, Buses, taxis & private hire vehicles, and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platforms. The consultation only very lightly touches on the rail industry, mentioning that there are two initiatives (Joint Rail Open Data Action Plan and Rail Sector Deal) in place to open and digitise relevant data across modes. MaaS success will be driven by digitalisation and the railway industry needs to work together to ensure that rail services are part of the core network of the future of transport. The Review does not consider transport infrastructure.
The Railway Industry Association thinks that rail should be central to any Future of Transport regulatory and strategic discussions and deliberations. Our four key asks are:
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