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The organisations within The Swedish Doubling Project. - Swedish Public Transport Association - Swedish Bus and Coach Federation - Swedish Taxi Association - Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies - Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions in Sweden
The Swedish DoublingProject
- Swedish Public Transport Association
- Swedish Bus and Coach Federation
- Swedish Taxi Association
- Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies
- Swedish Association ofLocalAuthoritiesand Regions
- Swedish Transport AdministrationThe projectstarted in 2008
Our vision: Public transport is a natural part oftravelin a sustainablesociety
Our overall goal: a long-term doublingof the market shareheld by public transport
Supported by UITP – the international public transport organisation
UITP’sgoal: PTx2 – a doubling of the public transport market shareworldwide by 2025
Public transport is a stragegic tool for coping with the environment and employment issues
It creates the preconditionsnecessary for growth and regional business development
It reduces carbon dioxide emissions
Fewer people are killed and injured on the roads
Business Model for doubled public transport
The Contract Process
Best practices are continously highlighted and communicated to inspire others to follow
Think tanks, seminars, education
The role of the State (for exampleinfrastructure)
From national project to regional and local ”workshop”
Spread best practices
REGIONAL TRANSPORT PROVISION PROGRAMMES
PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES
PUBLIC SERVICE OBLIGATION
The new Actregulates public transport on the railways, on tram and rapid light-rail systems, on the roads, on the metro and with ferries.
The Actcomesinto force on 1 january 2012
A regional public transport authoritywill be set up in eachcounty with responsibility for all regional public transport (within the county and for commuting to and from work or for othertravel of a dailynature).
The authoritywill be organised in the form of a regional federation of localauthorities or a joint committee, or alternativelywithin the countycouncil.
The regional public transport authorityshalldraw up and decide on a public transport provision programme.
The programmeshallincorporate all forms of regional transport and give expression to the need for regional public transport within the county and the goals for public transport provision.
The authorityshalldecide on a general obligation to provide public transport
The decisionmayonlyconcern regional public transport (within the county and commuting to and from work, or someother form of dailytravel)
All general public transport obligations shallstem from the public transport provision programme
It shall be possible to appealagainstdecisions on the obligation to provide public transport
Following a decision on the general obligation to provide public transport, work shall start on the procurement process and agreementsshall be enteredinto
An authoritymay transfer the right intoagreements on public transport to a limitedliabilitycompany or to a localauthoritywithin the county
Sole rights are not allowed to be granted as a service in return for the fulfilment of the general obligation to provide public transport
Public transport companies are entitled to establishcommercial public transport
A requirement that the transport companyshallinform the regional public transport authoritybefore the commencement of services and before the conclusion of services
A requirement that the transport companyshall provide information on the range of transport services it offers for a common system of passenger information
A public transport provision programmeshallhavebeendrawn up by 1 October, 2012
All allocationssubsequent to 1 July, 2012 shall be preceded by a decision on the general obligation to provide public transport