RESPONSE – Demand-Responsive Transport to ensure accessibility, availability and reliability of rural public transport
RESPONSE
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
3 Transport
objective
3.2 Accessibility

RESPONSE

The mobility of vulnerable groups such as the disabled, elderly, minors and the unemployed is limited especially in the sparsely populated areas in the Baltic Sea region. Regular local services do not meet users’ expectations and are not cost-effective. RESPONSE shifts the approach from supply-oriented to demand-responsive transport solutions. The project showcases how geodata can be used for decision-making by public authorities. It pilots seamless trips, digitalised business models and need-oriented service design unlike fixed bus routes.

Budgets

RESPONSE
in numbers
  • 2.48
    Million
    Total
  • 1.34
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.40
    Million
    Norway

Highlights by mid-term

Project pilots are a central element of the RESPONSE project, aiming to develop demand-responsive transport (DRT) options in rural regions around the Baltic Sea. So far, four pilots have been launched in Sweden (Värmland) and Norway (Nes, Sauda, Innland), testing out transport alternatives for vulnerable social groups such as the elderly or schoolchildren and covering areas that are sparsely populated, where a DRT transport option could be a solution to current logistic challenges. Also, the pilots have been a possibility for the different regions to learn from each other, allowing for capacity building and lessons sharing among public authorities, private enterprise and users.

Due to the COVID crisis, some of the pilots have been put on hold, while others are continuing despite the pandemic-related difficulties. Read more about the pilots to see how demand-responsive transport and its potential benefits are being tested out: http://response-project.eu/pilots.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
550,832.00
59.437215524.7453688

SUCCEEDED by PP16 (01.01.2020) Oppland County Council

  • Town
    Lillehammer
  • Region
    Oppland
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
5,507.40
61.133340810.426585544131413

SUCCEEDED by PP15 (01.01.2019) Varmlandstrafik AB

  • Town
    Munkfors
  • Region
    Värmlands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
0.00
59.81458064999999613.497319057702846

Ruter

  • Town
    Oslo
  • Region
    Oslo
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
339,250.00
59.913330110.7389701

Kolumbus

  • Town
    Stavanger
  • Region
    Rogaland
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
330,750.00
59.10201295.712611357275702

Karlstad University

  • Town
    Karlstad
  • Region
    Värmlands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
326,000.00
59.380914613.5027631

Kaunas City Municipal Administration

  • Town
    Kaunas
  • Region
    Kauno apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
183,750.00
54.898213923.9044817

Aalborg University

  • Town
    Aalborg-East
  • Region
    Nordjylland
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
355,000.00
57.04626269.9215263

Region Värmland

  • Town
    Karlstad
  • Region
    Värmlands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
267,750.00
59.380914613.5027631

Innland County Council

  • Town
    Hamar
  • Region
    Hedmark
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
116,232.60
61.001493711.16479641006573