DG REGIO’s recent publication “Study on providing public transport in cross-border regions – mapping of existing services and legal obstacles” recognises the importance of cross-border public transport (CBPT) services in facilitating cross-border activities for the EU’s population living in internal border regions and, therefore, the need to understand the obstacles hindering their successful development.
Written by Sabine Zillmer, Frank Holstein, Christian Lüer (Spatial Foresight), Thomas Stumm (EureConsult); Carsten Schürmann (TCP International) and Claudia De Stasio (TRT), the study not only identifies and maps the obstacles that face CBPT but identifies solutions for cross border cooperation.
The study consists of:
- a web-viewer displaying the CBPT routes as of 2019/2020 and containing a wealth of useful information (www.crossbordertransport.eu);
- an inventory of obstacles to CBPT provision;
- a set of 31 case studies detailing selected CBPT services;
- a toolbox indicating possible ways forward to overcome obstacles.