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The Competitiveness of Public Transport

Poliak Miloš, Poliaková Adela, Mrníková Michaela, Šimurková Patrícia, Jaśkiewicz Marek, Jurecki Rafał

competitiveness, transport, passenger transport, financing, source

Examining the competitiveness of public transport plays an important role because through public transport, the transport of passengers to schools, public healthcare establishments and work is ensured. In addition, transportation for vulnerable groups of passengers (students, seniors) is provided. On the other hand, public transport constitutes a financial burden on public budgets. The aim of this paper is to point out that public transport does not have an equal status in the transport market within the European Union. In the states of Central and Eastern Europe, public transport had a dominant position in the transport market in the 90s. Nowadays, the market share is declining, particularly in the bus transport, with the rising costs for public budgets regarding an increase in individual motoring. The aim of this paper is to highlight the possibilities of increasing the competitiveness of public transport by integrating different components of public transport. Another aim is to define the possibilities of financing public transport.

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Poliak M., Poliaková A., Mrníková M., Šimurková P., Jaśkiewicz M., Jurecki R.(2017). The Competitiveness of Public Transport. Journal of Competitiveness, 9 (3), 81-97. https://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2017.03.06

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