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The Future of Public Transport

The development of public transport in Finland faces many threats but also great opportunities. Regional development in Finland has been typically dichotomous, with a few strong centres of population concentration and areas of increasingly sparser population. The most recent forecasts project similar development trends until at least 2040. New market potential arises for public transport in the fairly large urban regions where the crowds are concentrating. This, however, is conditional upon a markedly improved level of service in public transport, a more customer-focused approach and new service concepts. Current operational and funding models will prove insufficient to fully

This book provides a diverse examination of the current status and future prospects of public transport in Finland. The contents of the book are largely based on the findings of the Public Transport Research Programme of the Ministry of Transport and Communications Finland, along with other current materials.


Popularity through branding and design

Public transport in Finland - today and tomorrow

Security brings satisfaction and customers

Fast and attractive

Public transport city of the future

Public transport users and usage trends

Mover groups in Finnish cities

Bus priority as a competitive factor

Transport system and land use

Quality factors in public transport