1- To describe and compare existing legal status and organisational structures for urban public transport operations in urban areas in the European countries.
2- To analyze what the pros and cons of various organizational forms are in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
3- To provide a strategic approach to the development of urban public transport operations for political decision-makers, transport planning authorities, public transport authorities and operators.
This appraisal will identify how organisational structures may be improved, respecting the political and legal frameworks of each Member State, in order to increase the role of public transport in European urban areas.
(as a consequence of the strategic approach) :
4- To improve urban transport systems through a better understanding of the impact of legal status and organisation of the urban transport system with regard to effectiveness and efficiency.
5- To help achieve the internal market through an analysis of the compliance of urban public transport operations with internal market orientations (deregulation and privatisation developments) and through a wide dessimination of this information.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
3062 PA Rotterdam
M60 1HX Manchester
W6 7BY London
581 95 Link"ping
LS2 9JT Leeds