A journey by public transport is so much more than simply getting from A to B. It is a safe and environment-friendly form of travel that makes everyday life so much easier. Despite this, only 24 per cent of us choose public transport for our daily travel. A united public transport sector has therefore decided to double its market share.
The sector has started a form of partner co-operation – known as theDoubling Project – in order to double public transport. It is being conducted by the Swedish Public Transport Association, the Swedish Bus and Coach Federation (BR), the Swedish Taxi Association, the Association of Swedish Train Operating Companies, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and the Swedish Transport Administration.
We will encourage all employees and interested parties in the sector to work together in order to develop the next generation of public transport. An openness for new ideas, trust and confidence in each others’ willingness and ability are building blocks in our co-operation.
One important task for us is to encourage the Government, Parliament and authorities to create the right preconditions with respect to infrastructure, urban planning, tax issues, legislation, research and development.
"Public transport is a natural part of travel in a sustainable society" Many more people shall experience that public transport is a natural part of the travel undertaken in a sustainable society. This is both our own vision and that of the entire public transport sector. We are working to achieve the goal of doubling the market share of public transport in the long term and doubling the volume of travel on public transport by the year 2020. The vision has been developed with its basic starting point in the traffic policy goals. With a clear customer focus, we shall create value for our passangers.
Everyone’s a winner
A doubling of the public transport market share produces major benefits for society.
The goals are to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to increase energy efficiency throughout the entire transport system. A doubling will also give better road safety, less congestion and a transport system that offers equal opportunities. Public transport also contributes to growth and regional development.
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 (SALAR)
Swedish Transport Association