February 09, 2018
EU-EIP and TISA have collaborated in a series of sessions to harmonise the Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action B (EU-wide real-time traffic information services) for use in all Member States.
Delegated Regulation No 2015/962
Delegated Regulation No 2015/962 addresses the provision of EU-wide real-time traffic information services, in accordance with the Directive 2010/40/EU. This Delegated Regulation requests Member States to manage a national access point for real-time traffic data. It also describes the obligation of Member States to carry out an assessment of compliance with this delegated regulation.
Member States may request from road authorities, road operators, digital map producers and service providers to provide specific documents describing the type of data they handle and the quality. These parties shall submit a Declaration of Compliance with the requirements set out in Articles 3 to 10 of the Delegated Regulation.
EU EIP  and TISA  have collaborated to harmonise this Declaration of Compliance for Delegated Regulation No 2015/962 and this resulted in two harmonised Declaration of Compliance forms (one for Road Authorities, Road Operators, and a second one for Digital Map Producers and Service Providers)
Why a harmonised approach?
Teun Hendriks, Chair of the TISA Technical and Standardisation Committee: “Without a harmonised approach, Road Authorities, Road Operators, Digital Map Producers and Service Providers would face the risk that -if operating in more than one country- they would need to submit a Declaration of Compliance in different formats, in different languages, and under a variety of different rules. The two harmonised Declaration of Compliance forms (one for Road Authorities, Road Operators, and a second one for Digital Map Producers and Service Providers) should remove this administrative burden; the provided definitions and explanations of terms should clarify roles and responsibilities”.
Louis Hendriks, leader of the EU EIP activity ‘Harmonisation and monitoring SPA’ highlights that this is a win-win, not only for the parties that should submit a Declaration of compliance, but also for the competent authorities of the Member States responsible for the assessment of compliance: “They could possibly be facing discussions with a whole range of Road Operators, Digital Map Producers and Service Providers that operate within their territory, and that might submit their own Declarations of Compliance in different languages and in a variety of formats. Adopting and promoting the use of the harmonised Declaration of Compliance will make life easier for all involved parties”.
European Commission supports harmonised declaration
The European Commission (DG MOVE) has closely followed the development of the two harmonised Declarations of Compliance and view it as a welcome contribution to the harmonised deployment of the National Access Points. The two harmonised Declarations of Compliance will be presented in Brussels during a workshop “Bringing together Bodies and National Access Point Operators” on 21 February 2018.
Where to find the harmonised declaration of compliance?
As an outcome of this fruitful cooperation between EU EIP and TISA four documents have been produced and are now publicly available on the TISA website and EU EIP website.
- An Introduction letter
- A model form for the “Uniform Declaration of Compliance – Action B” - for digital map producers and service providers
- A model for the “Uniform Declaration of Compliance - Action B “- for road authorities and road operators
- Interpretation & explanations of terms within the Uniform Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action B
A zip-file with the three documents can be downloaded HERE.
 European ITS Platform, www.its-platform.eu
 Traveller Information Services Association, www.tisa.org