Increasing the efficiency of any public transport system is achievable both in the growth mode or the savings mode by:

a) increasing ticket revenue while maintaining operating costs at the same level (growth mode);

b) cost reduction while maintaining ticket revenue at the same level (savings mode).

Each of the above scenarios brings benefits to all stakeholders:

  1. Benefits for passengers:
  • A more transparent and easier to follow transport network
  • Higher frequencies of service
  • New direct connections
  1. Benefits for public transport authorities and operators:
  • Increased ticket revenue
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Simplified operations with improved metrics (e.g. punctuality)
  1. Benefits for local governments:
  • Reduced public transport subsidy
  • Following sustainable transport policies: growth of public transport modal share
  • Improved air quality