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Mobility Alliance calls for additional focus on mobility in coalition agreement

October 30, 2023

Mobility Alliance’s Delta Plan 2035

First, some explanation of the Mobility Alliance. This party represents a diverse group of organizations that place great value on mobility. The members of the Mobiliteitsalliantie are ANWB, Arriva, BOVAG, Bouwend Nederland, EBS, FEHAC, Fietsersbond, GVB, HTM, Keolis, KNAC, Koninklijk Nederlands Vervoer, MKB-Infra, NKC, NS, OV-NL, Qbuzz, RAI Vereniging, RET, Schiphol, Transport & Logistiek Nederland, Transdev, VNA, Vereniging Zakelijke Rijdijders and Wandelnet.

Marga de Jager is president of the Mobility Alliance: “With Delta Plan 2035, we are contributing solutions for the next cabinet to maintain and improve accessibility to housing, work, care, education and recreation. Together we face the task of keeping travel affordable for everyone and making every mile traveled a clean mile.”


The 25 industry parties warn that the Netherlands will grind to a halt if the new administration does not choose to keep the Netherlands accessible. And without firm policies to make mobility more sustainable, it falls short of its goals. Substantial investment from the state is needed.

Central themes

Electric driving must become more affordable and it must become more attractive to combine clean modes of transportation. The scaling up of public transport nationwide must stop, investment is just what is needed. In addition, investment in loading capacity for consumers and business owners is needed, as capacity will fall short by 2030 if policies remain unchanged.

Affordability. The consumer price index for transportation has risen sharply faster than the general consumer price index since 2020. Traveling means participating. The Mobility Alliance wants to prevent people from getting left out by not being able to pay for their travel.

Accessibility. This requires additional investment in management and maintenance of infrastructure on the main and underlying network. Planned investments (such as the North/South line to Schiphol Airport and the road projects pushed forward once nitrogen space returns) must continue. Making new expansion plans should not stop either. Smarter use of existing networks and means of transport with hubs and the spreading of passenger flows, as well as the proximity of facilities, deserve more attention and are extremely topical in times of scarcity.


Scarcity of people and resources and limited nitrogen space make smart solutions even more important than before, according to De Jager: “In spatial planning, we need to look more closely at how we plan facilities close to each other and thus avoid unnecessarily long trips. Smarter use of mobility is also becoming more important, including by spreading trips and connecting them via good hubs.” But there is no single solution, De Jager said. “As the population and economy grow, expansion also remains necessary.”

Initiatives and examples

The Delta Plan 2035 contains numerous initiatives and examples for policymakers and employers. Thus, in addition to asking, the industry itself contributes heavily. Outline of the measures:


Firmly commit to making smarter use of current capacity by:


This can include:


To achieve the above, a combination of cash flows is needed:

Furthermore, the alliance advocates:

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