Congestion Charge - Articles and news items

Meeting Sweden’s urban public transport challenge

Issue 3 2013  •  3 July 2013  •  Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, Minister of Infrastructure, Sweden

Interest in improving people’s ability to opt for public transport has undoubtedly increased in recent years. This is not surprising, given the major challenges that lie ahead of us. The transport sector’s overall challenge is to meet a surge in demand for transport and simultaneously develop long-term sustainable transport systems. We are all aware of the benefits of public transport, especially in cities, in the form of lower emissions, demands on space and increased liveability.

Expanding the public transport offering in West Sweden

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.