Public transport is important for freedom of choice in traffic. It is indispensable, especially in busy areas such as the Randstad. VVD wants more transfer points where all kinds of transport come together. This way you can easily switch from the train to, for example, a shared car. You plan, book and pay for the entire trip in advance via an app. In non-urban areas, the largest party in the Netherlands wants to make public transport more customer-friendly. The demand of the traveler must be central and not the offer of the carrier. Empty buses are a waste of money and the environment. The party also wants more competition in public transport. Public tenders provide travelers with more and better public transport.
De positions we read from the VVD that as a gateway to Western Europe, Schiphol is crucial to our economy. The hub function certainly attracts various companies to our country. That is the reason for the support package for KLM in the corona crisis. A KLM bankruptcy would have dramatic consequences for Schiphol. To ensure shorter and more efficient routes, the VVD wants a single European airspace. Housing construction and the development of companies in the vicinity of airports must remain possible. We also want the airports in Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Lelystad to expand.
VVD thinks it is a good thing that transport companies other than NS also get a chance on regional railway lines. They understand that this is not possible on all lines, because the Netherlands has an extremely busy railway network. The Dutch Railways must ensure that trains run on time and are not involved in the stations and the shops and restaurants at the stations. Other companies can do that very well themselves. In addition, international train connections are a sustainable alternative to short air travel. By improving travel times and comfort and ensuring that these trains run more often, people can also travel comfortably and quickly abroad by train.
VVD is an abbreviation for People's Party for Freedom and Democracy. The VVD is a liberal party. This means that they want a society with as much freedom for people as possible. After the war, the Liberal State Party changed its name to Party of Freedom (PvdV) and Pieter Oud's VDB was merged into the PvdA. Oud soon no longer felt at home there and founded the Oud Committee. Not much later Pieter Oud and PvdV leader Dirk Stikker decided to work together. With the foundation of the VVD in 1948, the fragmentation came to an end.
The defenitive candidate list is known for the parliamentary elections in March 2021. Mark Rutte is the party leader of the VVD for the parliamentary elections in March 2021. Mark Rutte studied history at Leiden University. The party leader was born on February 14, 1967 in The Hague and grew up in a family with seven children. Mark Rutte is the youngest son of his parents. His father had three children with his first wife. She died in the Japanese camp where they were imprisoned. After the war, he remarried the sister of his late wife. He had four children with her, including Mark.