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Perspective - Public Transport: What moves the sector?
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Perspective - Public Transport: What moves the sector?

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Find the complete White Paper at http://tinyurl.com/b75xsk4 …

Find the complete White Paper at http://tinyurl.com/b75xsk4

Scarcity of resources and demographic change are determining the future of public transport as shown by the industry survey "Perspective – Public Transport" initiated by PTV Group. The recent publication of the White Paper illustrates which topics are moving the public transport sector and how the stakeholders are dealing with them.

Globalisation, liberalisation, scarcity of resources or demographic change – what moves the sector? This was the issue addressed by PTV Group in the study in the last quarter of 2012, involving transport operators, associations as well as consulting and engineering offices. Around 300 participants from around the world took part in the survey. The majority (81 per cent) states fewer resources and climate change as the largest industry driver. Moreover, 80 per cent believe that demographic change is a strong driver.

The four different groups evaluate both topics differently. For example, transport operators and consulting and engineering offices place major emphasis on "Green Concepts": Over half of those surveyed (72 per cent) are working on more efficient vehicle utilisation. Optimised schedules came in second place (61 per cent). The use of environmentally friendly vehicles, such as solar buses or hybrid vehicles, came in third place (58 per cent).

Burning issue of population ageing
Transport associations and authorities in particular see the need for action on demographic change. Half of the transport associations state that it is a strong driver; for transport authorities it is as much as 67 per cent. "For example, due to our ageing society, school transport will drop off, which in many regions has a decisive influence on the public transport offerings," says Dr.-Ing. Peter Mott, Director Business Development at PTV Group. This traffic represents an important source of revenue for transport operators and associations. They will therefore be forced to develop new, sustainable concepts, mastering the challenges of demographic change.

"With the increasing flexibility of offerings thanks to alternative forms of operation as well as demand-responsive operation, there are a variety of ideas in the air," according to Mott. "As a provider of transport planning software, it is exciting for us to see which ideas will prevail and how software-supported planning will contribute to design." According to "Perspective – Public Transport" a good quarter of those surveyed have already complemented their offering with alternative service forms, such as dial-a-ride transport services, and around one in ten is already offering demand-responsive operations such as on request by pressing a button at the bus stop or stopping on request. One in five is planning to implement the latter in the next five years. The most popular software used for public transport planning is PTV Visum.

More about PTV Visum at www.ptv-vision.com/PuT

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  • 1. Perspective - Public Transport: What moves the sector? February 20131
  • 2. Perspective - Public Transport: What moves the sector? It increases the quality of life in cities, links the surrounding regions and is a com- petitive factor for local industry. It would be unimaginable if public transport were to disappear from daily life. In Germany alone around ten billion passengers use bus and rail services every year. And the trend continues. Nevertheless industry participants expect changes. These have been determined by the PTV Group in the “Perspective - Public Trans- port” industry survey in the last quarter of 2012. Around 300 participants from around the world took part in the survey, of which over 200 were from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This White Paper presents the global results.2
  • 3. What is the key issue strongest driver > weakest driver 1 2 3 4 Argentina D Gthat will drive public transport in the future? Australia D G R Austria R D L G Belgium D L R G Germany R D L G Finland R France R D G L Greece D R G L Great Britain R D L G R Hungary G D L R R India D R L R Indonesia R D G L D R Italy R R D G L D D R G Mexico D R D D New Zealand R D L G D R R R D R Netherlands D R G L Poland D R G L Portugal D R G L D Sweden R D G L Switzerland R D G D R Spain R D G L South Africa D G USA D R G L R LEGEND D Demographic change Globalisation G D D G Liberalisation L D R Fewer resources and R climate change3
  • 4. What do you think is the key issuethat will drive public transport in the future? WORLD LEGEND GERMANY, AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND Stated in % * Demographic D Stated in % * strong driver > driver > weak driver > irrelevant strong driver > driver > weak driver > irrelevant change D 45 35 13 2 D 34 23 12 2 Globalisation G G 9 29 42 10 G 7 18 33 8 L 10 38 31 11 Liberalisation L L 10 29 22 7 R 50 31 31 2 R Fewer resources R 35 26 10 2 and climate 81% state fewer resources and climate change as the change 61% believe the strongest driver is fewer resources and largest industry driver. 80% also state demographic change. climate change. 57% also state demographic change. OTHER DRIVERS: 86 100% 84% 100% 85 100% 83% 00 % % % 1 R D R D R D R D Urbanisation Intermodality Financial crises Consulting and Transport Transport Transport Consulting and Transport Transport Transport engineering offices authorities operators associations engineering offices authorities operators associations * Difference to 100% = Not applicable (n.a.)4
  • 5. moreDownload our White Paper now at:www.ptv-vision.com/putPTV GROUPCorporate CommunicationsHaid-und-Neu-Str. 1576131 KarlsruheGermany+49 721 96 51 0corporate.communications@ptvgroup.comwww.ptvgroup.comPhoto credits:Getty Images/Sean De Burca (Title),iStockphoto/Simone Beccheti (p. 2),iStockphoto/Max Blinkhorn (p. 5)

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