How Important is the Integration of Public Passenger Transport

  • 1 University of Zilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communication, Department of Road and Urban Transport, 010 26, Zilina
  • 2 School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, United States of America
  • 3 , Saarbrücken, Germany


The significance of the issue of an effective mode of passenger transport is currently increasing. On the one hand, there is the increasing economic demand of public passenger transport, on the other hand, there is the growing traffic share of individual automobile transport. The objective of the paper is to analyze public passenger transport without mutual integration of individual transport systems resulting in the fact that it is not sufficiently able to compete with individual automobile transport. It is proposed the integration of different modes of public passenger transport as a way to increase the competitiveness of public passenger transport. Aim of this paper is to analyze the individual elements of integration systems and describe why integration of public passenger transport systems is needed.

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