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Collective transport

Collective transport

Attractive collective transport uses resources more efficiently

When we split up a transport mode in time or space, then we get collective transport. Collective transport is part of the sharing economy and contributes to a more efficient use of both vehicles and space. Collective transport is a core element in the move towards a more sustainable society.

Attractive public transport is the backbone of the collective transport system, from rural public transport to city buses, and trams to high speed trains. Beyond this are a range of other, flexible, shared transport services that add to the more traditional public transport, e.g. car sharing or Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

More and more people see collective transport as a way to achieve more sustainable societies and attractive cities in the modern world. To achieve this, actions are needed both at the strategic and detailed planning levels. Our expertise and portfolio spans a broad range from strategy development to detailed network design and design of vehicles and bus stops.


Some of our relevant project experience



Sharing economy draws upon the idea that hiring, sharing or borrowing things is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to physical ownership. One success story within sharing economy is Airbnb, where people rent their apartments and houses to others. Car sharing services is another example of sharing economy.

When more and more people embrace the idea that you don’t have to own everything yourself but prefer to hire what they need, it becomes logical to also start considering transport a service.

The concept EC2B – easy to B or easy to be – takes accommodation as its starting place. Instead of owning a car, customers pay for transport as a service. In the service, they custom packages of transport services depending on their needs, including e.g. public transport, shared bicycles, rental car, car sharing car, home delivery etc. Everything is handled through a platform that also contains elements that nudge users towards a more sustainable travel behaviour.

EC2B has during 2016 received support from the European innovation network Climate-KIC, and the business model is now being refined to make EC2B ready for testing in several pilot projects. Several actors are participating in the process: property developers, transport providers, municipalities, IT companies etc.

Read more in the feasibility study about EC2B. For more information contact Björn Wendle.

Public transport in rural areas (Samordnad kollektivtrafik på landsbygd - Del 2)

Trivector Traffic, together with Skånetrafiken and Jönköpings Länstrafik, researched joint implementation of public transport and social services in rural areas. The project gathered ideas and research with the aim to improve public transport in rural areas throughout Sweden. For more information, please contact PG Andersson.


PROCEED (Principles of successful high quality public transport operation and development) was an EU project within the area of public transport planning. The project delivered a planning tool to help plan successful public transport systems in small and medium-sized European cities. If you would like to learn more, please contact PG Andersson, or visit the PROCEED website.

Rail strategy 2037 (Tågstrategi 2037)

The Rail strategy 2037 is a document clarifying the long term development of railway traffic in Skåne, southern Sweden. The strategy plays an important role in infrastructure and traffic planning throughout the region. For more information, please contact Mats Améen or Joel Hansson.

Public Transport’s Clockwork (Kollektivtrafikens urverk)

In this project we compared public transport regulations in Sweden, UK and Switzerland. A number of basic key factors for successful public transport were identified, resulting in recommendations for Swedish public transport authorities. For more information, please contact Anna Clark.