|Authors:||Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Jørgen Aarhaug, Julie Runde Krogstad, Kåre H. Skollerud|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1494-2|
Integration of special passenger transportation services include benefits such as increased economic savings. A more efficient use of vehicles and more passengers per vehicle contribute to such effects. An issue is that coordination of transportation services increases the travel time for existing passengers. Another issue is that it may decrease the transportation preparedness in sparsely populated areas, where taxi companies may be dependent on public contracts to keep a minimum basis of income. Today there are many responsible public authorities for different types of special passenger transportation. Therefore, one way of organising integration is to establish an integrated company (e.g. a public corporation or an inter-municipal company).