is regional transport?
Regional transport can range from operating a small bus network in small
and medium sized cities to managing traffic going outside the city such as a
rail line connecting the urban areas to the outer regions. Regional transport
is also often linked to other business areas such as tourism, school and taxi
business as well as freight and logistics. Regional transport companies usually
operate a heritage line (like an old steam locomotive line), funicular or cable
From a geographical standpoint, common issues in regional transport deal with
low density area and scattered settlements and consequently services in areas
with weak demand.Therefore the two key words are small and medium-sized
cities and diversification of the
public transport portfolio.
Developments and trends
In recent years, it was observed in different European countries a stronger
political will and action to regionalization and a shift of
responsibilities and obligations for Local Public Transport from the State to
The transfer of competences results from a regionalization politics that, depending
on the status of each region, autonomous or not, creates new and inedited conditions
and framework for Regional Transport operators.
Developing public transport in low density areas through appropriate fare systems
Why is it essential to develop public transport by low demand?
Transport at times of low demand
Leisure and tourism: an opportunity for public transport
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UITP Regional Transport Division
Introduction and mission List
of members Information for members
From all the five existing modal divisions in UITP, the Regional Transport Division
enjoys a sort of exemption status in the sense that it is not properly spoken
a transport mode (like bus or rail) but rather a way of running a public transport
The UITP Regional Transport Division consists of three bodies:
- The Regional Transport Assembly
- The Regional Transport Committee
- The Waterborne Transport Committee
The Regional Transport Assembly is composed
of all UITP full members dealing with regional, suburban or waterborne transport.
The Regional Transport Assembly is a forum for liaison, exchange of experience
and discussion of issues related to regional and suburban mobility regardless
of modal considerations.
The current Chairman of the Regional Transport
Assembly is Csaba Székely, General Manager, NEUSIEDLER SEEBAHN
AG c/o Betriebsdirektion der Raaberbahn, Wulkaprodersdorf, Austria.
The Regional Transport Committee offers a
platform for all actors dealing with regional transport: operators, authorities,
consultants, politicians, associations' representatives. It deals with issues
specific to companies which serve regional and suburban areas. It aims to increase
awareness of all public transport actors, inside and outside UITP, on these specific
matters through a multi-modal approach.
The current Chairman of the Regional Transport Committee is Andreas Flückiger,
Direktionssekretär, VERKEHRSBETRIEBE ST. GALLEN, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
The Waterborne Transport Committee offers a platform for all
actors dealing with Waterborne Transport: operators, authorities, consultants,
etc. It aims to increase awareness of all public transport actors, inside and
outside UITP, on waterborne specific matters.
The current Chairman of the Waterborne Transport Committee is Larry Jacobs,
Bermuda Ministry of Transport and Tourism, Bermuda. Read more about the Waterborne
List of members
See the list of members
Information for members
The Terms of Reference of UITP Divisions and Commissions are
only available to UITP members. Please enter your login and password here and
click on the section ‘Working bodies’ in the menu.
Pricing and Fare System
in Regional Transport - CD, June 2005