EPTA represents an innovative approach to sustain regional and local institutions in tackling mobility issues and promoting sustainable transport, considering the eco-efficiency, environmental protection, energy efficiency, sustainability and cost saving point of view. The result are the identification of a concrete and replicable MODEL of Public Transport Authority (PTA) and an analysis of its key functions, providing a list of good practices that can be easily taken up to ensure an improvement in transport sector governance.
EPTA aims at clarifying the competence scenario in which these actions take place and to define an effective governance MODEL for transport and mobility sector focusing on the Public Transport Authority (PTA), both centralized and decentralized, as a strategic actor.
The project defines and analyses the institutional framework of 7 strategic functions related to the concept of governance in the transport sector: regulation, planning, tendering/awarding, integration, promotion, management, control.
EPTA involved 11 partners settled in a large number of countries:
- SRM Reti e Mobilità, Italy (Lead partner)
- Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy
- Almada City Council, Portugal
- Rogaland County Council, Norway
- The University Court of The University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- POLIS, Belgium
- Razlog Municipality, Bulgaria
- Brasov Metropolitan Agency, Romania
- The PTA – Thessaloniki Public Transport Authority, Greece
- ALOT, Italy
- Municipality Council Praha –Suchdol, Czech Republic
SRM, the project Lead Partner, is an established PTA. SRM aims at proposing its successful case history and sharing its acquired experience with other PTAs or Local Governments intending to establish a similar organization. Thanks to the good practices identified through the knowledge exchange, SRM had the chance to compare its own approach to transport governance and try to improve it.
Furthermore the EPTA partners benefit from methodological experiences gained in previous projects, especially from FLIPPER project led by SRM, which obtained good impact results.
Grant agreement: 1241R4 Interreg IVC
Start / end date: January 2012 to June 2014
Total budget: EUR 1.346.448,00.