Taxis 4 Smart Mobility (T4SM) is a coalition of like-minded, innovative, and socially responsible taxi organisations. By greening our taxi fleets and embracing technological innovations we are actively engaged in the development of sustainable cities and rural areas. Our members operate in and represent the taxi industry of Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Gregor Beiner – Chairperson
Armand Joseph-Oudin – Vice-Chair
Christian Holzhauser – Treasurer
Taxis have been an inseparable part of day-to-day life across Europe for decades. They are central to public transport ensuring mobility for all, including pupils, the elderly, and people with special needs.
To ensure that the future of mobility is sustainable, innovative, socially responsible, and safe, we call on policy makers to acknowledge the unique nature of the taxi sector. We want to emphasise the importance of the local approach when it comes to regulating activities within the taxi industry.
T4SM believes that real change happens at the local level, therefore our members actively engage in the development of sustainable and smart mobility within cities, peri-urban and rural areas in collaboration with local authorities, under local and national legislation.
This requires regulation and enforcement at the local level to allow cities and countries to best deal with existing and arising challenges, and to allow businesses to cooperate with authorities in the development of necessary infrastructure and to provide the best services to all citizens.
To accelerate the development of sustainable mobility in European cities and rural areas, national authorities, as well as European policymakers, should work hand in hand with responsible taxi companies to safeguard and drive forward the sustainable, innovative and socially responsible future of the industry. Our aim is to ensure that the taxi industry continues to be regulated under local/national legislation, in line with the subsidiarity principle, as the circumstances under which it operates are context-specific to the local area – from Europe’s smallest village to its biggest metropoles.