ITS and Public Transport

7 December 2007  •  Author(s): Ivar Christiansen, Director of ITS Norway

The transport challenges facing many Norwegians are similar to those confronting citizens of other countries. Queues and chaos on the road network result in health problems, accidents and substantial economic losses. There is a growing acceptance in the larger city areas that these problems cannot be solved by merely extending the road infrastructure. Also, the emerging policies to fight the greenhouse effect will have to include rather strict measures in the transport domain. We have to find ways to end the growth of private car usage and to stimulate greener attitudes and behaviour. The focus must be on public transport.

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