The government will also focus on the further development of the On-board Computer Taxi (BCT).

It may be the last year that we have seen the briefcase in its current form, because for the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Sigrid Kaag (D66) it may be lighter and more durable. The content is more important for entrepreneurs. The submitted budget and the Budget Memorandum 2023 show that the evaluation of the taxi legislation in the Wp2000 is high on the agenda. In view of the developments in the taxi market and the experiences of municipalities with the application of their powers, it is desirable to evaluate the taxi legislation in its entirety. The aim of the evaluation of the taxi legislation is to determine whether the taxi legislation and regulations in the Wp2000 are still efficient and effective. The taxi legislation was last evaluated in 2015.

In addition, according to the submitted budget, investigations are planned at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management with regard to the evaluation of the State of Infrastructure, the evaluation of the OV availability fee and the Midterm review of the Wadden concessions. The government will also focus on the further development of the On-board Computer Taxi. The long period ofBCT cabinets' in the car may be over by then, given the possible new technical developments. For personnel expenditures On-board computer Taxi (BCT) alone, the expenses budgeted at €2020 million for the year 4 and another €2023 million for 2.5.

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The taxi legislation was last evaluated in 2015. - Photo: Pitane Blue

urban air taxis

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is increasing rapidly. This development offers new opportunities for companies and leads to useful applications. The central government wants to give this development space and enable innovation in technology and services. In addition to opportunities, the arrival of drones in the lower airspace also creates new challenges. During the development, safety, sustainability and social acceptance must be taken into account.

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In the coming years, more European rules will be introduced step by step. The policy for unmanned aviation is adaptive. Key steps are: implementation of European regulations, including dynamic maps, zoning, product requirements and training and registration of operators and pilots. Integration of drones in the airspace by focusing on the development of U-space in accordance with new European rules. Innovation, knowledge development and research, for example, for the use of urban air taxis in cities, as part of the 'smart mobility' and 'mobility as a service' developments.

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ILT will have a number of new tasks from 2023, including the continuation of the Board Computer Taxi. - Photo: ILT - Alexandra Knipping

new ILT tasks

Funds have been set aside in the coalition agreement for the formation of the Aviation Authority. The aim is to achieve better aviation safety, quality of life and to strengthen compliance with international laws and regulations. This involves supervision, licensing and strengthening expertise in the organisation. From 2023, the ILT will receive €8,5 million per year on a structural basis.

In addition, the ILT's Intelligence and Investigation Service (IOD) is also being intensified in order to get a better grip on environmental crime. € 2022 million has been made available for this purpose in 2, rising to € 6 million per year structurally from 2024. In addition to these new activities from the coalition agreement, the ILT has a number of new tasks from 2023, including the continuation of the Boord Computer Taxi, the preparations for licensing and supervision under the Merchant Marine Protection Act, cybersecurity supervision and intensified supervision of the soil.

Minister and IenW

The Minister is responsible for the design of public transport policy (by train, bus, tram, metro, taxi and Wadden Islands), including supervising the implementation of legislation and regulations. IenW ensures safe infrastructure and optimal use of it through legislation and regulations, management of ProRail and NS in the management of the main railway infrastructure and stations, and agreements with local authorities, the business community and social organisations.

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