Integrated Public Transport in Moravia-Silesia

Project information

Index: 0980C3
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location CESKA REPUBLIKA CESKA REPUBLIKA Ostrava Moravskoslezsko Start/End date of the practice
Start: 1997-11-23
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Encouraging the use of public and shared transport

Good Practice Information

United urban and regional public transport system in Moravia-Silesia demonstrates a good example of optimization and synchronization of public transport lines within the whole region. It covers more than 75 % of the Moravian-Silesian region and provides services to 95 % of inhab. Connects 6 provinces, 240 municipalities; associates 11 public transport operators and consists of 6 400 km of bus/tram/trolley lines as well as railways. The system includes 125 tariff zones of 2 types (104 regional, with same tariff for all zones + 21 urban zones in 7 largest cities with specific tariffs). The system is coordinated by organization KODIS and managed by Regional Authority together with Municipality of Ostrava (regional capital). Key stakeholders are regional municipalities.
Main activities consists of: representation and communication with the integrated transport system actors (passengers, operators, municipalities etc.), cooperation with operators, coordination of transport demand; negotiation of rules, principles, conditions and contracts between municipalities, operators and passengers; monitoring of integrated transport system and evaluation of results, incl. proposals to advancement; tariff policy making, monitoring of quality, costs and profits; profit distribution between operators (cca 35 MEUR annually); monitoring of technical and operation standards; coordination of timetables, optimization of services based on real demand; transport researches; non-stop info centre; publication of timetables, ticketing etc.
Key objectives:
1. Optimization and synchronization of public transport lines within the whole region (trains, long-distance buses, local buses, trams and trolleys).
2. Availability of public transport in all provinces (including border and low-density areas).
3. Facilitation and promotion of sustainable transport in the region.
4. Tariff system unification, clear price policy.

Key Success Factors:
1. public transport subsidy (40 - 70 % in case of MS)
2. involvement of transport operators

Evidence of success

As a result of this practice 95 % of inhabitants, including border and low-density areas) have access to sustainable public transport; 60 % of all passengers use public transport in regional capital and surroundings.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Gabriela Kalocova

Regional Council Moravia-Silesia

Annex completed on: 07-28-2011

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