In order that all members of society may have the same access to transport facilities, both local and regional public transport should operate on the basis of subsidized fixed-price monthly season tickets. About 50% of Sweden's population lives in municipalities where this system has been introduced. Season tickets usually cost skr. 50 (skr. 70 in Stockholm County). In order that such a system should work, all local and regional traffic in a county should come under one undertaking, to be made up in variable proportions by the county and the primary municipalities in the county, which will also apportion the deficit in travel costs due to the introduction of the season ticket. These undertakings should be established over a 3-year period; if no agreement is reached by the end of 3 years, they are to be constituted in a stipulated manner. Counties usually constitute a natural traffic area; however, if the population of a municipality must travel to another county, provision can be made for the municipality to come under that county. Guidelines are given on agreements between the bus companies regarding payment of the subsidy. Finance for the system is now being investigated by another commission. /TRRL/

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    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 357 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Sou 1976:43
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM