Decree On Subsidies For The Improvement Of The Public Transport In Peripheral Areas

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om tilskud til forbedring af den kollektive trafik i yderområder

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Overview (table of contents)



Annex 1



Revised administrative basis for the pot to improve public transport in peripheral areas (2015-2017)


The full text of the Decree on subsidies for the improvement of the public transport in peripheral areas

Under text annotation nr. 121 ad 28.53.02 on the budget bill for fiscal year 2015 shall be fixed: scope





§ 1. The rules laid down in this Ordinance shall determine on the basis of the administrative basis for the pool to the outer areas (2013-2017), see. Annex 1, the procedure for the policy-making process on the implementation of the pool to the outer areas in the years 2013-17, which follows the ' agreement between the Government, the Danish people's Party and the unity list of better and cheaper public transport ', of 12. June 2012.

(2). The procedure must support decision-making for the political decision on a financial contribution to projects that can improve the public transport in outer areas.



State grants





§ 2. The governmental subsidies for a project to improve the public transport in outer areas is a maximum of 50% of the total amount. The candidate will contribute even with at least 50% of the total amount.

(2). The governmental subsidies may be granted in the years 2014-17, as long as there are funds available within the allotted frame.

(3). Traffic agency can set that specific projects be made conditions for subsidies or pledges of grants.

(4). If searching for a grant for the purchase of equipment that can be sold, it must be specified in the application, the period for which the equipment will be used in the project, which is being sought reimbursement for.

§ 3. The grant recipient's self-financing, without prejudice. section 2, paragraph 1, may not be covered by other State pools within the Transport Ministry's area.



Grant application





§ 4. Application for commitment grants may be submitted to the Traffic Agency of 1) public authorities, including transport companies, and 2) publicly owned companies.

(2). Public authorities, including transport companies, and publicly owned companies, may be included in a cooperation between several eligible applicants and with other parties on a project. However, only one application can be responsible for the use of interested party, assigned pool funds.



Submission of application and deadlines





§ 5. Grant application must be submitted by using the applicable application form at any time with the project description and project budget, located at the Traffic Agency's website.

(2). A grant application must be received in the Traffic Agency no later than 27. March 2015.

(3). In 2016 and 2017, an application must be received in the Traffic Agency no later than January 1. February that year.

(4). Traffic Board may at any time request additional documentation in connection with the processing of applications.



Procedure for political decision-making process





§ 6. Traffic agency draws up on the basis of the administrative basis for the pool for the improvement of the public transport in outer areas, see. Annex 1, recommendation on the allocation of grants to projects that can improve the public transport in peripheral areas.

§ 7. Transportation Secretary carries out on the basis of the option pursuant to section 6, negotiations with the rapporteurs from conciliation circle, see. section 1, on the allocation of grants for individual projects to improve public transport in peripheral areas. The parties in conciliation the circle can provide conditions for subsidies or pledges of grants.

§ 8. Transportation Secretary gives notice to the Traffic Agency on the decisions taken under section 7, in order that the Traffic Agency carries out the practical administration of this regulation. § 9-11.



Management, follow-up, etc.





§ 9. Danish transport authority gives notice to applicants, see. § 4, on decisions relating to the allocation of grants for individual projects to improve public transport in outer areas, see. section 7, and for conducting the practical withdrawal of pool funds.

(2). Modification of a project may be approved by the Danish transport authority on the condition that the change in accordance with the Traffic Agency's assessment is in accordance with the purpose of the project. Application for amendment of a project must be approved by the Traffic Agency, before the change implemented.

(3). The grant recipient must annually report on project status to the Traffic Agency. Annual reports must be available during January and must include the previous year. There should also be carried out collaboratively by the final project.

(4). Traffic agency oversees that the rules laid down in this Ordinance are complied with, and may request any information for this purpose by the applicant or beneficiary.

(5). In so far as the applicant uses the cooperation partners, the applicant is required to the extent necessary to obtain information from the concerned collaborator.

(6). The grant recipient must immediately inform the Traffic Agency if 1) there are conditions, as referred to in paragraph 7 may lead to demands for totally or partially lapse of subsidies or grants, commitment 2) there are circumstances which under section 10 may lead to demands for the total or partial repayment of grants, or 3) beneficiary change Auditor during the project period.

(7). Traffic Agency shall ensure that the grant will lapse if 1) applicant or beneficiary has provided false or misleading information, 2) applicant or beneficiary supercedes its obligation in accordance with paragraph 6, 3) the project is not carried out in accordance with the approved application, 4) conditions for grants, including the applicable at any time instructions for accounting and the applicable at any time audit instructions, not met, or 5) funds without prior approval has been used for other purposes than described in the project description.

§ 10. Traffic Board may require that the grants paid out to be recovered in whole or in part, if 1) there have been partially or fully cancellation of commitments for grants pursuant to section 9, paragraph 6, or 2), the grant recipient subsequently receives include financial support from other sources to cover expenses, which is funded with grants from the pot to the improvement of the public transport in peripheral areas.

§ 11. If a paid reimbursement in whole or in part must be repaid, will be charged the amount due for payment no later than 14 days after such demand. Interest rate determined in accordance with renteloven and is calculated from the due date.



Accounting and auditing





§ 12. The applicable at any time instructions for accounting and the applicable at any time audit instructions must be adhered to.

(2). At the Traffic Agency's website, the current version of the instructions for the applicable auditing and accounting instruction could be seen. The force referred material may also be obtained by contacting the Traffic Agency.



Date of entry into force of





§ 13. The notice shall enter into force on 10 June. February 2015.

(2). Executive order nr. 42 of 14. January 2014 for grants for the improvement of the public transport in outer areas are hereby repealed.

Public transport, the 2. February 2015 Carley H/Jan Albrecht



Annex 1



Revised administrative basis for the pot to improve public transport in peripheral areas (2015-2017) 1. The basis for the pot

As part of the agreement on better and cheaper public transport between the Government, the unity list and the Danish people's Party, has set aside a pool of a total of 57 million. USD in each of the years 2013-2017 to urban transport in outer areas.

The agreement shows the following: Pool text: improvement of public transport in the outer areas (2013-2017) Appointment text:



There is a need to strengthen the public transport in peripheral locations where passenger base is insufficient to maintain the same route network and operating scale as in the rest of the country. It is important that there is an offer of public transport also in areas where there is often no alternatives for the local bus, URf.eks. When the secondary school pupils to be in school.

Accordingly, the parties agree to set aside a pool of a total of 57 million. USD in each of the years 2013-2017 to urban transport in outer areas. The aid shall be granted in order to support the development of new routes, etc. may be placed in the pool sought funds for operational support, including start-up costs. The governmental subsidies for operation, however, the top can be granted for a period of up to 2 years.

May also apply for funds for investment in infrastructure, which helps to make the public transport in outer areas better.



The applicant shall contribute with the same amount that is sought. There are application deadline 1. February in each of the years 2013-2017. Eligible applicants are municipalities, regions and transport companies.

In the assessment of applications is prioritized according to the municipalities ' location, so that projects in sparsely populated areas of priority. Also be determined by assessing the importance of searching for funds for new activities and innovative approaches as well as the extent of co-financing from the applicant parties.

2. Implementation

The pool provides support to projects with the following objectives: • Development of new routes, including operating subsidies for up to 2 years, as well as start-up costs.

• Investments in the infrastructure that supports concrete actions with improvements by driving the offer, either the development of new routes or improvements of existing routes, so that the total is helping to make the public transport in outer areas better.

• Improvement and equipping of school-and training coaches • Acquisition of village buses – provided that ownership are municipal


• Transport in connection with small islands and other islands without a permanent connection • Innovative initiatives that support carpooling/car-sharing/village buses, including appropriation by minibus/village bus to the rural area. However, plants for carpooling, such as parking spaces are not supported.

Applications can be either to attempt that can uncover new and innovative ideas, or to projects/schemes that provide an overall improvement of the offer to passengers and thus attract more passengers in the outer areas.

Projects with local anchoring in landsbylaug, local associations and the like, for example, can qualify by filing an application in collaboration with the municipality. In this way the municipalities can apply for funding for projects where local actors are responsible for activities that generally increases mobility in sparsely populated areas. 1)

It will be friendly, but not a prerequisite for an application that either can contribute improvements that can be used throughout the collective bus or between bus services and rail-borne freight. Projects, which is estimated to be able to promote public transport in outer areas marked, will be a priority.

It will be possible to design applications so that the project is part of a single project or strategy that simultaneously seeking funds from other State pools. Measures can include all public transport within a corporate area traffic, including trains.

Priorities between applications on the basis of the following criteria: • the project reflected in sparsely populated areas (see annex) • the project promotes public transport in peripheral locations • project to test new ideas and innovative approaches in the outer areas • To project forces green solutions • the most possible benefit from project • project has a local anchorage • To the relevant authorities ' commitment and contribution to the process will be included as an important element in the application.

There will be a requirement for reporting of all projects that aid shall be granted for.

The pot does not have a specific purpose to support marketing. Applications, which are solely directed against subsidies for campaigns etc. as a aims to strengthen the company's image, the image of rail traffic in General, etc. thus not supported by the pool. Marketing can however, aid shall be granted, if it is done as part of the implementation of a project that meets the pot purposes, regardless of whether that alone is searched for marketing or marketing is a part of an application that contains other elements. Marketing must therefore help to promote these projects.

Pot gives as a starting point is not resources for bike measures and parking spaces. However, there may well be given subsidies to less activity in these areas, which are integrated in a project that lives up to the pot purposes.

3. Financial Framework

The applicant shall contribute with the same amount that is sought. Co-financing includes the total project, including planning and feasibility studies. Applicants must reserve amounts to self-financing in the relevant budgets. Applicants may not recoup their own financing by fx to use funds allocated by other appropriations from the Ministry of Transport. It should be noted that the pool has transfer access. Unused funds from 2014 will thus be able to be used by 2015, etc. If there are not enough projects in the first year, funds will be transferred to next year.

4. Procedure the applicant: Applicant circle are public authorities, transport companies or publicly owned companies. Applications will normally be drawn up together with the relevant transport company. Applicant circle may consist of several applicant eligible, and also like the applicant justified in cooperation with other parties that perform public service traffic.

Application deadline: application deadline is 27. March 2015. In 2016 and 2017 is the application deadline 1. February that year.

Content of the application: It may be required that the applications are generally thorough and concrete.

Eligible applicants can search traffic agency with information on the following contents: • Description of the specific project, including • duration • Description of importance for passengers • the volume of passengers, will be affected by the project • Expected approach of the passages of the project period and possibly subsequent • the requested amount and the total cost of the project spread over any feasibility studies and the project itself • applicant's economic costs/risks of the Project • Description of the expectations for the project's economic viability after the project period ends, passagermæssige and Treatment of applications received : Danish transport authority receives, coordinates and processes applications.

Secretary of State appointment by such undertakings and refusals within 4 months after the application deadline.

Reporting: It is a prerequisite for allocation of funds, the project contains a reporting of the final project as well as an annual reporting of the status of long-term projects. Afrapporteringerne must follow up on points in the application. The annual reports must be provided no later than in the course of January.

Against this background, the Danish transport authority shall draw up an annual progress of the projects, the commitment and use of aid funds.

Carried out an evaluation of the scheme in 2017, which prepared an assessment report, which describes the status of the funds have been used and the short and long-term impact of this.

Annex: population density by Municipalities which have under 100) kommune2 inhabitants per square kilometre











Municipalities









per square kilometre









Læsø





15







Barrels





30







Samsø





33







Ringkøbing-Skjern





39







Varde





40







Lemvig





41







Thisted





41







Langeland





44







Jammerbugt





44







Rebild





46







West himmerlands





49







Billund





49







Lolland





49







Road





52







North djurs





53







Ikast-Brande





55







Brønderslev





56







Morsø





57







Mariager fjord





58







Fanø





60







Syddjurs





60







Aabenraa





63







Nordfyns





64







HERNING





66







Viborg






67







Guldborgsund





68







Bornholm





68







Slice





68







Haderslev





68







Ærø





70







Hjørring





71







Holstebro





72







Vordingborg





73







Assens





80







Faaborg-Midtfyn





80







Hedensted, Denmark





83







Kalundborg





84







Fax





87







Struer





87







Favrskov





88







Stevns





88







Odsherred





92







Frederikshavn





93







Sorø





95







Otter





98

















 







Municipalities which have between 100-499 inhabitants per square kilometre











Municipalities









Per square kilometre









Vejle





104







Silkeborg





106







Camps





113







Ringsted





114







Nyborg





114







Kerteminde





116







Holbæk





119







Næstved





121







Middelfart





127







Randers





129







Slagelse





136







Svendborg





139







Skanderborg





141







Esbjerg





145







Gribskov





146







Kolding





150







Sønderborg





151







Horsens





166







Frederikssund





179







Aalborg





183







Hillerød





229







Køge





230







Halsnæs





252







Egedal





338







Fredensborg





355







Allerød





360







Fredericia





377







Roskilde





401

















 







Municipalities, which has over 500 inhabitants per square kilometre











Municipalities









Per square kilometre









Elsinore (Helsingør)





519







Solrød





538







Høje-Taastrup





628







Tårnby





644







Odense





646







Furesø





684







Aarhus





698







Rudersdal





756







Dragør





763







Hørsholm






793







Greve





806







Ishøj





827







Albertslund





1198







Lyngby-Taarbæk





1412







Ballerup





1424







Vallensbæk





1599







Brøndby





1668







Glostrup





1679







Hvidovre





2282







Herlev





2319







Gladsaxe





2701







Gentofte





2929







RØDOVRE





3085







Copenhagen





6723







Frederiksberg





11886









Official notes 1) Pot does not provide support for the acquisition of vehicles used for local activities that do not have the character of public transport, including URf.eks. minivans to sports clubs, educational institutions, private use and the like.

2) Danmarks statistik 2014 (1st quarter 2014)

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