Integrated passenger transport is more convenient for all public transport users, and will contribute to a better experience for all.
The integrated transport of passengers is a public transport system in which all vehicles (train, bus, tram) are merged into a common passenger system in a particular region, and therefore one common or combined ticket can be valid for all means of such public transport.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 2nd of September, 2018, such measures and similar systems are already used by various other countries in the EU, as well as in Zagreb and in Split in Croatia, and as of yesterday (1st of September 2018), the system has also been applied in Osijek-Baranja County.
An agreement on the long-term partnership for the development of integrated passenger transport in Osijek-Baranja County and the City of Osijek was signed by the county prefect of Osijek-Baranja County, Ivan Anušić, Deputy Mayor of the City of Osijek, Boris Piližota, GPP Osijek’s director Mario Šapina, and HŽ PP’s Željko Ukić.
The contract for the encouragement of integrated passenger transport via the application of combined general, student, pensioner and schoolchildren’s pre-paid tickets was signed by GPP Osijek’s director Mario Šapina and the the administration of the HŽ travel service.
The introduction of the combined subscription ticket enables transport by train to a distance of 40 kilometres from Osijek’s railway station and then tram and bus transport in I and II of Osijek’s city transport zones. Monthly tickets will be available for workers, students, schoolchildren and retired people.
The agreement defines the cooperation related to the development of not only this type of public transport integration, but other modes of transport, combined/common ticket and tariffs, the better alignment of timetables, better information for passengers, better ticket controls, and the development of new transport related measures with the overall aim of attracting new public transport users.
”Integrated passenger transport is more favourable for all users of public transport, and there will no longer be no situations like being left completely without public transport,” stated County Prefect Ivan Anušić.
Željko Ukić expects the application of integrated transport to encourage a greater number of passengers, which will compensate for the now 28 percent lower ticket prices.