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PT Data for multi-stakeholder planning and monitoring excel tool for public transport services

We are proud to announce that the first Interconnect scientific paper was accepted for publication at the CSTFM-conference in Madrid in October. The paper authored by Dr Sven Borén (lead author, Blekinge Institute of Technology), Dr Henrik Ny (Blekinge Institute of Technology), Juliette Tenart (Bax&Company) and Marco Mazouzi (HIE-RO), is a result of the work in WP 3.5 and relates to a process and solutions for sustainable cross-border and regional public transport.

Before the full text will be published, let us reveal the abstract:
The current public transport offers in the South Baltic region seldom meet customer expectations for easiness and attractivity of cross-border/regional journeys and rarely include integrated tickets for multimodal rides. To address that, stakeholders from six regions around the southern Baltic Sea developed the INTERCONNECT project that was guided by a holistic perspective on sustainability. Informed by that, this paper’s objective was to propose a tool/method containing a planning process with a comprehensive and on-line open-access catalogue of solutions for sustainable cross-border/regional public transport services to inspire and guide planning and decision-making. The tool/method that was developed in this paper include a 7-step process and a catalogue of 42 solutions that were developed through several workshops and discussions among the authors and other experts in the field. The findings were compared and integrated with literature findings, practical experiences, then assessed against a principled definition of sustainability, and finally scrutinized and reviewed by project partners and external experts. The authors expect the results to sufficiently cover possible solutions for strategic sustainable development of cross-border/regional public transport and to inspire further development in other regions with similar infrastructure and financial means.

The authors are now working on the second paper about stakeholder collaboration model, which hopefully will be accepted for publication as a journal paper before the project ends in November 2020.