All municipalities are endeavouring to make school transport more effective and to reduce costs. Changes must however be well thought out and ample notice must be given so that compromises may be made if necessary. It may be better to make changes gradually. The way school transport is paid for governs the choices made. The solutions chosen must however be rational. For pupils travelling by public transport, the school authorities usually pay a set charge which may be heavily subsidised, while other transport is paid by distance travelled. In some counties bus passes for the whole school year cost sek 240/pupil, while in others the cost is around sek 1500-2000. The cost of each mode must be considered in relation to the others, so that any changes made will not give rise to unforeseen additional costs. It is essential that school transport is solved in such a way that the total cost of all transport is minimum, not only for the school authorities but for the community as a whole. One possible solution is to introduce bus passes which cost less for travel outside the rush hour; this would necessitate staggering of school hours. (TRRL)

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  • Publication Date: 1984


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  • Accession Number: 00391545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTB Rapport 1984:3 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM