Contracts for the procured public transport 2015

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In Sweden, for the last 20 years, the vast majority of regional public transport has been provided through public procurements. However, little is known about the contracts regulating the agreements between the 21 public transport authorities (PTA:s) in the counties, and the commercial operators. That is to say, very little is known about how the terms of the contracts affect supply, travelling volumes, costs and efficiency.

Transport Analysis has in three different projects collected data about the contracts of the PTA:s, the attributes of the contracts, possible incentives and supply, travel volumes and costs for each contract. In this report we describe the contracts of regional bus traffic during 2015. This latest data collection has also been supplemented with a mapping of all regional rail services.