RESPONSE (Demand-Responsive Transport to ensure accessibility, availability and reliability of rural public transport) is an initiative run by the public transport sector aimed at developing and coordinating existing publicly funded transport services.
Most public transport services, including medical transport, outside urban areas are still focused on providing local, analog and time-bound bus services. RESPONSE addresses the transport challenge of reducing passenger volumes and low cost efficiency in these publicly funded organizations. RESPONSE in particular explores the untapped potential of demand-driven transport solutions (including travel service).
The purpose of the sub-project "Interactive citizen involvement in DRT service design" conducted at CTF is to study vulnerable travel groups and their perceived experience of existing services for more than 2.5 years, with special focus on critical aspects such as reliability and user-friendliness.
RESPONSE is coordinated by the lead partner SEI Tallinn, Estonia, with participating project parnters (including regions, universities, public transport companies and public transport authorities) from Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
RESPONSE Project partners
- Oppland County Council, Norway
- Varmlandstrafik AB, Sweden
- Ruter AS, Norway
- Hallandstrafiken, Sweden
- Kolumbus AS, Norway
- Karlstad University, Sweden
- Kaunas City Municipal Administration, Lithuania
- Aalborg University, Denmark