During the last few years the feasibility of RTT - information and communication technology for transport - has been studied extensively in Europe, the US and Japan. Considerable effort has also been made to adapt the technology to transport sector requirements. Within the EC much of these efforts have been channelled through the DRIVE- programme. The study underlying this report has been carried out within the DRIVE project SIRIUS (Sociopolitical Implications of RTI Implementation and Use Strategies). The study aims at catching the views of Swedish public transport companies as for the opportunities and difficulties associated with the implementation of RTT in their own industry. A comparison is made with the corresponding views of Dutch public transport companies. A second aim is to catch other transport sector demand agents' attitudes and sensitivities towards RTT. The method used is a mail survey and loosely structured interveiws. The study shows that many public transport companies are uncertain as for RTT and its implementation. Traveller information is, however, seen as the most promising application by Swedish as well as Dutch companies. Swedish companies prefer gradual implementation with field trials and state financial support. Companies prefer to control the implementation process themselves and see only limited scope for state and/or private sector coordination as well as for coordination at the European level. (A)

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    Birger Jarls Torg 5
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • SWAHN, H
  • Publication Date: 1992


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19P+A p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 25
    • ISSN: 0282-8014

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  • Accession Number: 00664836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 91-88370-25-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM