Collective transport

    Collective transport

    Attractive collective transport uses resources more efficiently

    When we split up a transport mode in time or space, then we get collective transport. Collective transport is part of the sharing economy and contributes to a more efficient use of both vehicles and space. Collective transport is a core element in the move towards a more sustainable society.

    Attractive public transport is the backbone of the collective transport system, from rural public transport to city buses, and trams to high speed trains. Beyond this are a range of other, flexible, shared transport services that add to the more traditional public transport, e.g. car sharing or Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

    More and more people see collective transport as a way to achieve more sustainable societies and attractive cities in the modern world. To achieve this, actions are needed both at the strategic and detailed planning levels. Our expertise and portfolio spans a broad range from strategy development to detailed network design and design of vehicles and bus stops.

    The rail bonus – with Swedish examples, Does it exist - and how significant is it?

    Does the rail bonus exist at all, and if so, how significant is it? The short answer is that there are several different types of rail bonuses, and when expressed as a percentage increase in ridership, it can vary considerably from case to case. One challenge is that comparative bus services often operate under vastly different preconditions than the substituting rail services – comparison of completely equivalent alternatives is very seldomly possible.


    Some of our relevant project experience


    EC2B offers Mobility as a Service (MaaS): it bundles different transport services for end-users into a single package, making it easy for them to choose between a variety of alternatives. Read our news item. For more information contact Lennart Persson, +46 10 456 56 03.

    Support in the development of a bike share system in Gothenburg

    Trivector supports the City of Gothenburg in the development of their bike share system. The project includes analysis of system size, type of system, financial systems and establish acceptance among stakeholders.  For more information, contact Caroline Mattsson, +46 10 456 56 43.


    PROCEED (Principles of successful high quality public transport operation and development) was an EU project within the area of public transport planning. The project delivered a planning tool to help plan successful public transport systems in small and medium-sized European cities. If you would like to learn more, please contact PG Andersson, +46 10 456 56 04.

    Rail strategy 2037 (Tågstrategi 2037)

    The Rail strategy 2037 is a document clarifying the long term development of railway traffic in Skåne, southern Sweden. The strategy plays an important role in infrastructure and traffic planning throughout the region. For more information, please contact Mats Améen, +46 10 456 56 29.

    Public Transport’s Clockwork (Kollektivtrafikens urverk)

    In this project we compared public transport regulations in Sweden, UK and Switzerland. A number of basic key factors for successful public transport were identified, resulting in recommendations for Swedish public transport authorities. For more information, please contact Stephan Bösch, +46 10 456 56 39.