The proposal for the new act on passenger transport in the Netherlands distinguishes three categories of professional passenger transport: public transport, private bus transport and taxi transport. The proposal includes distribution of governmental authorities and financial relations between the involved levels of government and transport companies. Local government is in charge of local public transport. By means of a grant for local public transport based on the volume of transport, greater freedom for local government policy on local public transport is pursued. This grant from the national government can be spent on public transport without further interference by national government. The minister of transport and public works is in control of interurban and rural transport. The minister is advised by provincial government. Subsidizing transport companies will be carried out with less interference on technical matters. For reasons of governmental efficiency, ministerial control over non-local transport in greater urban districts can be transferred to local government, with a corresponding grant. The area of exploitation of a taxi-licence is enlarged which results in more efficient operating. Licences are issued by provincial government. Starting and operating a private bus transport company is made easier. Licences are issued by the Minister of Transport and Public Works. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Netherlands Institute of Transport

    Polakweg 13
    2288 GG Rijswijk,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Jacobs, JHG
    • Kohsiek, H W
  • Publication Date: 1984


  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00394450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM