Transport Alliances – Promoting Cooperation and Integration to offer a more attractive and efficient Public Transport

This report summarises the development of the German public transport alliance system, the so called Verkehrsverbund that is often regarded as the first and most successful form of integrated transport in the world. It offers information on aspects ranging from institutional issues to best practices in introducing an integrated fare system. This document also looks at transport alliances in the neighbouring country of Switzerland. Additionally it provides further reading and links on additional aspects of public transport alliances and public transport integration.

First Edition 2010

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