PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN LATVIA: STRUCTURE AND FINANCING ANNIJA NOVIKOVA DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ROAD TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

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1 PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN LATVIA: STRUCTURE AND FINANCING ANNIJA NOVIKOVA DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ROAD TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

2 Legal framework of regular public passenger transport National Development Plan : - improvement of accessibility of public transport services, - organizing of a single bus and rail route network to provide possibilities for inhabitants of rural areas to access regional significance centers and national significance centers and the capital Transport Development Guidelines : - providing of public transport services in territories with low density of population and in unprofitable routes - compromise between demand, costs and quality of public transport services

3 Legal framework of regular public passenger transport EU Regulation (EC) Nr.1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road Road Transport Law The Law on Public Transport Services Regulations of Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia 1 3

4 Ministry of Transport Public Transport Board Competent authorities confirms regional route network and its amendments, decides on the opening of experimental routes (voyages) and after the end of experiment decides on closure or incorporation of regional route (voyage) in regional route network etc. Road Transport Administration acts on behalf of the state in organizing routes of regional inter-city importance and regionally local importance Municipalities of 9 republic cities organize public transportation services along routes of urban importance 5 Planning regions 4

5 Transport of passengers is provided in: Regional inter-city network: in all country, mainly, from one administrative territory to another between planning regions and between cities by rail and by busses Regional local network: in one planning region territory and the closer area of surrounding territories from January 2015 we started planning inter-city and local routes in a single regional network City network within 9 republic cities and nearest surroundings 5

6 Compensations are paid for: Costs for providing public transportation services, which exceeds revenues + profit (defined by state) Costs related to the tariffs set by the competent authorities Costs for transportation of some categories of passengers with fare discount (disabled persons, children under school age, etc.) Compensation for the loss of PT operator for the part of routes that are more than 30% of its lengths outside the city area 6

7 Intercity route network

8 Compensations from the state budget in 2015 Reimbursment of losses Inter-city carriage by bus Inter-city carriage by rail Carriage of local significance Fare for use of rail infrastructure Reimbursment of fare reliefs Inter-city carriages by buses Inter-city carriages by rail Carriage of local significance

9 Axis Title Compensations from the state budget year , mio EUR Costs for transportation of some categories of passengers with fare discount (disables, children under school age, etc.)(additional) ,66 16,16 15,09 Railway infrastructure fee ,87 Compensations for previous year noncompensated losses (additional) Compensations for current year losses (additional) 0 11,19 3,7 0 15,57 13,08 0 Basic state compensation 51,66 55,09 35,92

10 Compensations from the state budget by modes of transport 53,53 45,24 31,75 32,05 32,23 16,35 17,24 18,21 18,42 18,8 17,55 18,61 19, ,35 7,74 8,62 7,4 6,63 7, Regional inter-city buses Regional inter-city rail routes Regionally local network Urban network

11 Passengers carried by regular public transport in Latvia , thsds 100% 90% 80% 70% % 50% 40% 30% % 10% 0% Riga Other 8 big cities Regional transport (all modes)

12 Current situation Regional route network which consists of: Carriage by rail of inter-city significance (10 routes, 350 voyages, ~ th. passengers per year), Carriage by bus of inter-city significance (219 routes, 1500 voyages, th. passengers per year), Carriage by bus of local significance (876 routes, 5800 voyages, th. passengers per year). Public transport of republic cities Separately exist: Carriage of school children Carriage for own account performed by municipalities

13 Carriage in regional routes in 2014 Type of carriage Routes Voyages Mln. km per year Contracts of carriage Inter-city carriage by rail ,615 (trainkm) 2 Inter-city carriage by buses , Carriage by buses of local significance ,875 48

14 Tasks for establishing single route network 1. Reviewing of «parallel» train routes; 2. Reviewing of regional bus routes by evaluating their necessity and effectivity; 3. Establishing uniform tariff system in country with transitional period of approximately 3 years: At this moment, there are 25 different tariffs At this moment, the minimum fare is from 0.20 EUR

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