2 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 - Swedish Transport Administration The project started in 2008
3 Our vision: Public transport is a natural part of travel in a sustainable society
4 Our overall goal: a long-term doubling of the market share held by public transport
5 Common valuesWe are all driven by value for passengers and by helping to create a sustainable development of societyWe are all sensitive to the varied and changeable needs of passengersWe all have faith and confidence in each other’s willingness and ability to work together and help create good overall solutionsWe are all open to new ideas that contribute towards value creation and sustainability
6 Sweden – part of the global doubling goal Supported by UITP – the international public transport organisationUITP’s goal: PTx2 – a doubling of the public transport market share worldwide by 2025
7 Why focus on public transport doubling? Public transport is a stragegic tool for coping with the environment and employment issuesIt creates the preconditions necessary for growth and regional business developmentIt reduces carbon dioxide emissionsFewer people are killed and injured on the roads
13 Current legislation: COUNTY COUNCILS TRANSPORT PRINCIPALS MUNICIPALITIESTRANSPORT PRINCIPALSOPERATOROPERATOROPERATOROPERATOR
14 New legislation – overall process REGIONAL TRANSPORT PROVISION PROGRAMMESREGIONALKOLLEKTIVTRAFIK-MYNDIGHETREGIONALPUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITIESPUBLIC SERVICE OBLIGATIONCONTRACTSFREE MARKET/DEREGULATION
15 New Public Transport Act 2012 The new Act regulates public transport on the railways, on tram and rapid light-rail systems, on the roads, on the metro and with ferries.The Act comes into force on 1 january 2012
16 New Public Transport Act 2012 A regional public transport authority will be set up in each county with responsibility for all regional public transport (within the county and for commuting to and from work or for other travel of a daily nature).The authority will be organised in the form of a regional federation of local authorities or a joint committee, or alternatively within the county council.
17 New Public Transport Act 2012 The regional public transport authority shall draw up and decide on a public transport provision programme.The programme shall incorporate 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.
18 New Public Transport Act 2012 The authority shall decide on a general obligation to provide public transportThe decision may only concern regional public transport (within the county and commuting to and from work, or some other form of daily travel)All general public transport obligations shall stem from the public transport provision programmeIt shall be possible to appeal against decisions on the obligation to provide public transport
19 New Public Transport Act 2012 Following a decision on the general obligation to provide public transport, work shall start on the procurement process and agreements shall be entered intoAn authority may transfer the right into agreements on public transport to a limited liability company or to a local authority within the countySole rights are not allowed to be granted as a service in return for the fulfilment of the general obligation to provide public transport
20 New Public Transport Act 2012 Public transport companies are entitled to establish commercial public transportA requirement that the transport company shall inform the regional public transport authority before the commencement of services and before the conclusion of servicesA requirement that the transport company shall provide information on the range of transport services it offers for a common system of passenger information
21 New Public Transport Act 2012 Interim provisionsA public transport provision programme shall have been drawn up by 1 October, 2012All allocations subsequent to 1 July, 2012 shall be preceded by a decision on the general obligation to provide public transport