Earlier this week, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) asked Minister Peeters to postpone the launch date of basic accessibility by 6 months and GTL is not satisfied with that. In a press release they ask not to postpone the startup base reachability again. Postponement would mean an extra blow to the Flemish taxi sector. Public transport in Flanders is facing a historic revolution. In January 2022, the decree on basic accessibility in the field will come into effect, replacing the old supply-driven model with a demand-driven model.
previously postponed for a year
People have already had a long way to go: the concept of basic accessibility was already included in the Flemish coalition agreement of 2014-2019, in December 2015 there was a concept memorandum, which much later, in 2019, resulted in a decree. The bottom layer of tailor-made demand-based transport, say the implementation of the 'last mile', has already been postponed by a year (from December 2020 to January 2022) because the transport regions had not temporarily completed their transport plans, in consultation with the municipalities. .