Basic Accessibility to Flemish Urban and Regional Transport

From 2016 to 2017
The Flemish Government wants to tailor public transportation to the passengers’ wishes and needs, and make it more attractive with comfortable vehicles, optimal frequencies, competitive speed, and transparent integrated services and tariffs. Following the resolution of the Flemish Parliament on the establishment of basic accessibility to the Flemish urban and regional transport, the Department of Mobility and Public Works wants to objectify the structure and funding of the core network and the broader market functioning for the supplementary network through this study.

TML, in collaboration with Deloitte, mapped the current use of funds ( 'as is' situation, end of 2015) for different networks or systems (core network, supplementary network / functional rides and demand responsive transport) for all transport areas determined in the concept paper of the Flemish Parliament "With basic accessibility towards an efficient and attractive transport model in Flanders, which optimally meets the global and local transportation demand.

We defined an optimal core network for Flanders in a benchmark with two similar foreign regions. We investigated at what cost this optimized core network could be made operational. The last part of the project consisted of mapping the social advantages and disadvantages of a potential broader market functioning for the supplementary network. We also checked which is the most cost effective organization format taking into account, a.o., the VAT rules.

Within the framework of this study, we calculated various scenarios.  For the preferred scenario, we calculated a cost of 738 million euros for the core and supplementary network and 112 million euros for the tailored transport.



From 2016 to 2017


Flemish Government, department MOW



Our team

Christophe Heyndrickx, Gitte Van Den Bergh, Bruno Van Zeebroeck
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