The current public transport offer hardly meets customer expectations for easiness and attractivity of regional and cross-border journeys, with scarce range of integrated ticket options for multimodal rides, difficult access to one-spot passenger information and no clear benefits for users when choosing the public transport over car. To enhance car-independent mobility in the South Baltic area the partnership consisting of 9 formal and 10 associated partners from 6 countries (Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden) will carry out joint capacity-building, pilot demonstration and advocacy actions. These will tackle the three dimensions of public transport in serving the regional and cross-border travels – the demand, the supply and the governance.

Through three thematic work packages on: Evidence, knowledge and experience (Work Package 3); Steering tools and business models (Work Package 4); and Future governance and institutionalisation (Work Package 5), the project will deliver innovative multi-stakeholder planning approaches for sustainable public transport of the future and invest in new and more efficient services for no-car travellers both in and between the partner areas.

As the user-adjusted and more sustainable public transport services for regional and cross-border travels have a large but untapped potential to stimulate socio-economic growth in the South Baltic area, the project will initiate cross-sectoral dialogue and work out an optimum multi-level governance framework for cooperation on public transport across the borders.

Through involving a broad range of stakeholders in designing and testing the planning and management solutions that will be compatible in the cross-border context and replicable elsewhere, the project increases the policy and community attention for public transport role in serving mobility needs in the South Baltic area.

Project Partners:
  • Region Blekinge, Sweden
  • Pomorskie Voivodeship, Poland
  • HIE-RO, Germany
  • Hanseatic City of Rostock, Germany
  • Guldborgsund Municipality, Denmark
  • Klaipeda Public Transport Authority, Lithuania
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Euroregion Baltic, Poland
  • Viimsi Municipality, Estonia
Associated Partners:
  • Rostocker Strassenbahn AG, Germany
  • Municipality of Karlskrona, Sweden
  • Stena Line Scandinavia AB, Sweden
  • Planning Association Region Rostock, Germany
  • Port of Trelleborg, Sweden
  • Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodship, Poland
  • Scandlines Deutschland GmbH, Germany
  • Region Zealand, Denmark
  • City of Gdynia, Poland
  • Association “Klaipeda region”, Lithuania
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Deliverable 3.1: Policy and user response to public transport services

A study report on good practice in making the public transport attractive to policies and users in South Baltic (SB) area and other regions, based on review of relevant policy documents and practical results of past cooperation projects/initiatives on public transport.

Deliverable 3.3: Market needs for regional and cross-border public transport services

A comparative report with compiled market needs for regional and cross-border public transport services in the partner areas and analysed commonalities/differences in community demand