|Authors:||Julie Runde Krogstad, Jørgen Aarhaug|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1660-1|
Coordination of rail and local public transport services can reduce the inconvenience of public transport use and increase public transport patronage. Regional governments find it challenging to coordinate route planning to railway schedules, and to estimate the amount of financial support to the railway. A more transparent process of route planning and calculation of regional government support are important prerequisites for increased coordination of rail and local public transport services. The short-term effects of increased coordination on public transport efficiency are unsure. In the longer run however, both demand and efficiency would benefit from increased coordination and a holistic approach to the local public transport system as a whole.