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AT07_AT21_Regional traffic plan_2011

Name of the country Austria (Carinthia)
Sector Transport
Name of the document (original) Regionalverkehrsplan
Name of the document (English) Regional traffic plan
Administrative level State
Type of the document Strategy
Year of adoption 2011
Foreseen duration 2021
Comments This strategy results from the development concept. The strategy is also very important for the development of the public transport in peripherial regions and it is the legal basis for public transport. This strategy is very important for our pilot action in the project intesi.
Sector Transport
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) AT21
Authority Carinthian government Department 7
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non binding
SGI coverage SGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Definition of rules for the devolpment of the public transport and their public tendering
Major objectives public tranbsport
Short Summary Regional Traffic Plan
Demographic change, the increasing number of users of motorised individual traffic, modifications of the legal framework conditions and regulations for climate and environmental protection bring new challenges to the acting parties of the public and regional transport in Carinthia. With this background, the task is to put framework conditions for a new structuring of public transport in Carinthia into place.
The regional traffic plan forms the strategic framework for the development of public transport (ÖV) in Carinthia. Objectives, criteria and quantitative and qualitative standards are defined based on a well-founded assessment of the situation. The regional traffic plan was produced by the responsible department of the office of the State Government of Carinthia (Department 7 Economic law and infrastructure) and Verkehrsbund Kärnten GmbH with consideration of the traffic associations of the Kärntner Linien and the associations of Austrian cities and municipalities.
As a strategic framework, it creates the requirements for the definition of a "Basic offer", whereas the term "Public transport" is interpreted new in the broadest sense as "Non-individual traffic", thus distancing itself from the conventional meaning limited to Local railway and regional traffic as well as motor vehicle service. This step is necessary, even if the major part of public transport is still concentrated on the operating mode railway and service bus. Because the expected development in particular of the rural area makes a financable operation mainly of motor vehicle services more difficult due to the decreasing population, and at the same time makes an enforcement of the non-individual mobility offers more and more necessary specifically there, not lastly due to the increase of elderly people.
This includes a series of familiar transport trades and operating modes in the mobility assessment, and also prepares the ground for yet unknown or not tried and tested innovative solutions (need-based operation, area-encompassing small vehicle systems, self help and interest organisations and similar), that illustrate chances to master the stated challenges in closest interaction with conventional operating modes. With a change of paradigms from "constructive" to "functional" planning approach, legal form, trade or the manufacturing resources of a traffic service are no longer the main issue but first and foremost the mobility need of the actual and potential demanders that needs to be satisfied.
The basic offer sets standards for public transport as well as for infrastructure installations relevant for public transport (e.g. Park&Ride facilities, Bike&Ride facilities, stops). The operation standard is differentiated according to objective indicators, mainly by resident and commuter densities. This makes the regional traffic plan a main instrument for the definitions of objectives in public transport and in particular forms the framework for

• the determination of the mobility needs of plan-directing population groups (main target groups),
• the functional description of the traffic services to be attuned to these needs,
• the organisational structuring of the roles and tasks of the concurrent public and private actors,
• the assignment of public means for public transport services to territorial units (cities, municipal areas, regions) and
• the authorizations according to the passenger transport law.

The regional traffic plan is based on a comprehensive assessment of the actual state, a strength-weakness-analysis as well as an assessment of possible scenarios based
on the future development of the population.
Centralised/decentralised decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Type of finance
No sources available.
Sources of finance
Stakeholders' list
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