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Public transport on Estonia Arne Tilk Public transport on Estonia Is collective transport (in Estonia) considered as a service of general interest? If yes, in which cases?

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  • Is collective transport (in Estonia) considered as a service of general

interest? If yes, in which cases?

  • Year 2002 in all over Estonia people used public transport procsimetly 247,8mln times and totally it was all together 2, 4 bil passengers – km. Passanger`s use mainly busses, trams and trolls (96%)
  • 2004 people made 209, 4 millions trips. Outside town’s and city’s people are using cars twice more than with public transport.
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  • 2/3 parts the public transport vehicles as used transport equipment is bus, 30% are using electrical transport-trams and trolls, only 2% of passengers are using trains.
  • Public transport is used from full amount of passenger’s transport 30%. It is double as in old Europe
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Estonia is having several questions, what must be solved in future:

  • Missing long-term public transports visions on public republican and county lever
  • In government lever Estonia is missing structure, which should coordinate all system( lines, analysis, subsides)
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  • Missing conditions lever, how to serve publicity
  • Commercial and supported lines are non coordinated
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2. What are the public authorities responsible for the organisation of public transport at the different territorial levels (municipality, inter-communal, district or county, region, other ...)?

The public authorities responsibility’s are:

  • coordinating public transport development and working out development plans.
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  • Arrange research in public transport needs amongst citizens
  • Plans public transport line set
  • Local authority arranges public transport infrastructures objects planning and building.
  • Gives out activity licenses.
  • Does deals with operators and arranges competitions among operators
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County Government responsibilities are:

  • Transfers and co-ordinates public transport development in the county; works out and imposes relevant developmental plans, which are funded from state budget, from local government finances and enterprisers finances.
  • Arranges researches to find out citizens needs for traffic lines in the county; according to researches rearranges local traffic line and traffic service.
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  • Connects local traffic lines with state wide network, makes the rules how to create and change traffic plans, taking account state wide traffic plans and local governments suggestions.
  • Arranges infrastructure objects planning and building in the county.
  • Gives out activity licenses.
  • Does deal public service agreements with haulers and arranges public contests to choose out public haulers on local and public traffic lines.
  • To support public transport in the county, applies financial assistance from state budget.
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  • Funds public haulage from state budget, from local government budget and enterprisers finances.
  • Works out recommendatory prices for haulage.
  • Guarantees tickets sales regulations and control.
  • Arranges public transport supervision.
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Regional public transport centre:

  • Regional public transport centre is enterpriser or nonprofits association established by local government or by state, where local government and state have majority determination right.
  • According to regional features, local government and state can authorize regional public transport centre to execute different activities
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  • Regional public transport centre's duty is to guarantee well organised traffic and deductions for county citizens. Regional public transport centre is not allowed to act as hauler.
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Ministry of economic affairs and communication:

  • Works out and implementsstate developmentplan and its subprograms.
  • Arranges state-wide public transport researches.
  • Develops state-wide public transport network; establishes demands how to make, perform, change and approve traffic timetables.
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  • Works out different norms for public transport: working methods, service norms etc.
  • Arranges supervisory on public service contracts and administrative contracts, which are contracted by the ministry itself.
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  • 3. What are the public transport operators at the different territoriallevels?
  • Commercial enterprise Company, based on private capital
  • In some places (Tallinn) – local authority owned company (tram, troll)
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4. What kind of relation ties the operators to the public authorities? If there are contracts, are they contracts for the whole network, or by line, or by groups of lines?

  • Operators are having relations indentured on contacts.
  • Contracts are for network and also by line and also by groups of line.
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  • 5.Does the public transport service benefit from financing from the public authorities? What type of financement (investment, exploitation, both....)