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Industry news • 26 May 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Swedish transport authority Vasttrafik held its first meeting to make plans for integrated mobility procurement in Gothenburg.
In our latest-free-to-view Winter Operations Supplement, industry experts from Gothenburg and Helsinki cover details of how transport operators prepare their networks and vehicles for continuous operations during the harsh winter months…
Issue 3 2013 • 3 July 2013 • Roger Vahnberg, Vice President, Vasttrafik
Public transport is an important prerequisite for creating growth that will in turn make West Sweden, with Gothenburg at its heart, an attractive, sustainable and growing region – both now and in the future. In an interview for Eurotransport, Roger Vahnberg, Senior Vice President at Västtrafik – the public transport authority of West Sweden – comments on the measures in place to double the number of journeys made be passengers using Västtrafik services to 380 million by 2025 – a goal that has been in place since 2006.
The year was 1999. Four small regions in Western Sweden were formed into one new and large region named Västra Götaland. The aim was to build an internationally competitive region, creating stronger trade and industry as well as more work and studying opportunities. In that process public transportation was given a major role. Entirely new fare collection and fare structure systems became part of the plan. Now, eight years later, we are closing in on the last phase of the launch. It’s been a long and very interesting journey.
To fully understand why and how we’ve changed the systems for public transportation in our region, you need some background.