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In Sweden, for almost 20 years, the vast majority of regional public transport has been provided through procurements.

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However, little is known about the contracts regulating the agreements between the 21 competent local authorities (CLA) in the regions and commercial operators. That is to say, very little is known about how the conditions of the contracts affect supply, travelling volumes, costs and efficiency. There is no coherent follow-up of the many contracts signed by CLAs.

Transport Analysis has for three years worked on collecting data about the contracts of the CLA:s, their attributes, possible incentives, supply, travel volumes and costs for each contract. In this report we summarize the findings from 350 contracts for bus transport in 2013. We believe the dataset is of reasonably good quality.


Summary Report 2015:13 Contracts for the procured public transport 2013