Public transportation and regional development: actors, decision-making, organisational forms
|Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 4 860 000
|December 2005 - December 2012
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project is to study actors´ roles, decision making and innovative organisational/institutional forms for public transportation in Sweden, as well as to analyze the role of public transportation as a tool for regional development and politics.
Results and expected effects
The project is expected to *generate systematic knowledge on actor dynamics, organization and political decision making processes in public transportation *identify factors and conditions that have importance for concrete possibilities to integrate public transportation in the politics of regional development *analyze and make concrete policy recommendations concerning innovative organizational forms and institutional frameworks for public transportation in Sweden.
Approach and implementation
The project consists of two parts. Part 1 (Ph.D project) will focus on in-depth studies of actors´ roles, political decision-making and innovative organizations forms within public transportation in Sweden. Part 2 (senior research project) consists of a research and development project that will engage practitioners and researchers in analysis of and dialogue about public transportation as part of integrated agendas of regional and political development. The project will include the establishment of a new forum for dialog on public transportation issues, KOLLTRAF. The project will be carried out in close cooperation between VTI and the Department of Technology & Social Change, Linköping University.