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Missed Connections: Mobility Management and the Swedish Public Transport Administration

Barford, Anna LU (2015) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20151
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Kommuner and the Swedish National Government have been promoting sustainable transport in Sweden. Their actions and plans use the concept of mobility management, as well as infrastructure investments. However the public transport administrations who are responsible for the procurement of public transport in Sweden have had limited visible engagement with this concept. The purpose of this thesis was to determine if the framework conditions for the use of mobility management by regional public transport administrations in Sweden existed and could be enhanced on a national scale.
Interviews were conducted with key informed actors in the Swedish system for supporting the provision of public transport, with the organisations that actually... (More)
Kommuner and the Swedish National Government have been promoting sustainable transport in Sweden. Their actions and plans use the concept of mobility management, as well as infrastructure investments. However the public transport administrations who are responsible for the procurement of public transport in Sweden have had limited visible engagement with this concept. The purpose of this thesis was to determine if the framework conditions for the use of mobility management by regional public transport administrations in Sweden existed and could be enhanced on a national scale.
Interviews were conducted with key informed actors in the Swedish system for supporting the provision of public transport, with the organisations that actually procure public transport, and with cases internationally where public transport administrations are engaging with mobility management. The PAIRs scheme from MOST was used as a tool to characterise the framework conditions, and determine lacunae in support and potential leverage points.
Lacunae were determined to be: lack of political will, lack of long term financial stability, lack of adequate staffing, lack of supportive legal structures, lack of quality assurance, general lack of awareness, and the constraint on relationships of public sector actors.
Leverage points were determined to be: the autonomous nature of actors, the legislative framework which is already in place at a national level, engagement and education not only through PTA networks but also with kommuner and organisations coordinating infrastructure, personal economics when choosing a transport mode, and the integration of technology which is already a strength of PTAs and could be capitalised on to work on other areas.
Recommendations were based on using these leverage points to ameliorate the conditions, and fill the lacunae, for engagement with mobility management by public transport administrations. (Less)
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author
Barford, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Sweden, Mobility Management, Public Transport Governance, Doubling Goal, Fossil Free
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2015:20
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
8054342
date added to LUP
2015-10-13 08:39:54
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2015-10-21 15:39:01
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  abstract     = {Kommuner and the Swedish National Government have been promoting sustainable transport in Sweden. Their actions and plans use the concept of mobility management, as well as infrastructure investments. However the public transport administrations who are responsible for the procurement of public transport in Sweden have had limited visible engagement with this concept. The purpose of this thesis was to determine if the framework conditions for the use of mobility management by regional public transport administrations in Sweden existed and could be enhanced on a national scale. 
Interviews were conducted with key informed actors in the Swedish system for supporting the provision of public transport, with the organisations that actually procure public transport, and with cases internationally where public transport administrations are engaging with mobility management. The PAIRs scheme from MOST was used as a tool to characterise the framework conditions, and determine lacunae in support and potential leverage points. 
Lacunae were determined to be: lack of political will, lack of long term financial stability, lack of adequate staffing, lack of supportive legal structures, lack of quality assurance, general lack of awareness, and the constraint on relationships of public sector actors.
Leverage points were determined to be: the autonomous nature of actors, the legislative framework which is already in place at a national level, engagement and education not only through PTA networks but also with kommuner and organisations coordinating infrastructure, personal economics when choosing a transport mode, and the integration of technology which is already a strength of PTAs and could be capitalised on to work on other areas.
Recommendations were based on using these leverage points to ameliorate the conditions, and fill the lacunae, for engagement with mobility management by public transport administrations.},
  author       = {Barford, Anna},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Sweden,Mobility Management,Public Transport Governance,Doubling Goal,Fossil Free},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Missed Connections: Mobility Management and the Swedish Public Transport Administration},
  year         = {2015},
}