Insight Papers

Further papers are in preparation and will be uploaded during April 2019

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First step analysis: insight for each Member State and third countries

The first step analysis will describe for each of the Member States (selected EEA states including Norway and Switzerland but also North America and Australia):

    • An overview of the regions, demographics and “rurality” of each Member State;
    • The main policies (if any) relating to rural public mobility and which are the key points of each;
    • Whether there is obligation to provide mobility services in rural areas, for general public use or for specific groups within the population; if so, who is obliged;
    • The institutional/organisational framework, with focus on the layer at which policy, planning and organisation of local/rural public transport is done (e.g. national, regional, county, Local Government/Administration etc.);
    • The regulatory framework governing the provision of local public transport services;
    • Whether there is a public-sector transport company/organisation that has general obligation to provide local and rural mobility services;
    • Whether there is a co-ordinated program or grant system for rural mobility services, or each area does according to its own way;
    • Whether there exists local, regional or national DRT – Demand Responsive Transport schemes;
    • Any notable restrictions/freedoms within the framework relevant to local mobility services (e.g. on min/max vehicle capacity for a specific type of service, on who can provide services and qualifications of drivers).