Chapter 1. General provisions
The law's scope of application, etc.
section 1 of this Act contains provisions on the
1. responsible for regional public transport and the organisation of
regional public transport authorities,
2. functions and powers of the competent
authorities pursuant to European Parliament and Council regulation
(EC) No 1370/2007 of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by
rail and by road and repealing Council regulations (EEC)
No 1191/69 and (EEC) No 1107/70 (EU
public transport regulation) and
3. General requirements of the public transport companies,
everything in terms of traffic on road, rail, water, railway rolling stock and
Metro. Law (2012:437).
1 a § in the case of public transport on water is also the EU's
public transport regulation. Law (2012:437).
section 2 of the EU's public transport regulation provides for
ability of competent authorities to take measures to
meet the need of public transport in a way that is
compatible with European Union rules on State
2 a of the Council Regulation (EEC) No 3577/92 of 7 december 1992
If the application of the principle of freedom to provide
services to maritime transport within Member States
(cabotage) contains provisions on access to the market on
maritime transport and on the possibility for Member States to
imposition of public service obligations and contracts
General traffic concerning certain maritime transport services.
section 3 of the Act (2007:1091) on the award of public contracts and the law
(2007:1092) on procurement in the water, energy,
transport and postal services, provisions which are
applicable to the procurement of public transport services in certain
4 of the Act (1979:558) on accessible public transport
There are rules on how public transport should be adapted to
account of travellers with disabilities.
paragraph 5 of this law with public service obligations, public
traffic, all rights reserved, public transport and public transport companies
same as in EU public transport regulation.
section 6, for the purposes of this law the regional public transport: such
public transport as
1. takes place within a province or,
2. If it spans multiple counties, with respect to
no misunderstanding between us is mainly intended to meet the
passenger needs of commuting or other
everyday travelling and taking into account their actual
use cater to such needs.
Chapter 2. Regional public transport
Responsibility within a province
section 1 of the County and the municipalities within a county is responsible
a common feature of the regional public transport, unless otherwise
follows from the second or third paragraph. The County Council and the
municipalities may, however, agree that either the County Council
or the municipalities to bear the responsibility.
The County Council of Stockholm County alone is responsible for the
regional public transport, unless the County Council and the
the municipalities agree to jointly responsible for this
traffic or that only municipalities to bear the responsibility.
In the Gotland county municipality is responsible for the regional
Those who are responsible for public transport in accordance with
first to third subparagraphs is also responsible for passenger transport
under the Act (1997:736) of transportation service or Act (1997:735)
If equal service in those communities that have transferred their
tasks under any of these laws to the regional
public transport authority referred to in paragraph 2.
1 a section Of the County and the municipalities in the same County have come
agreed that the County Council alone should bear responsibility for the
regional public transport, the municipalities provide financial
contributions to each other, if necessary for the cost equalization
between the municipalities. Such contributions may be submitted at the next door
end of the fifth year from the date that the responsibility was transferred.
paragraph 1 (b) If a County alone shall be responsible for the regional
public transport in the County, a municipality in the county meet
agreement with the County Council of cost responsibility for regional
public transport that is of better quality and cheaper for
travellers than what the County would otherwise provide.
Regional public transportation authority
section 2 of each County, there shall be a regional
public transport authority.
In the county where the municipalities and County Council jointly carry
the responsibility for the regional public transport, the
regional public transportation authority is organized as a
Association of local authorities. The same is true in the County in which the municipalities
alone bears the responsibility for the regional public transportation.
In the cases referred to in the second subparagraph, those responsible for the
regional public transport in the County agree to
organize the regional public transportation authority as a
Joint Committee rather than as an Association of local authorities.
In the county where the County Council alone bears responsibility for the
regional public transport is the County regional
public transport authority.
In the Gotland County is the municipality of regional public transportation authority.
section 3 of the terms of the Joint Committee shall be laid down in
Local Government Act (1991:900). The same applies in the case of
Association of local authorities, subject to the provisions of sections 4 to 7.
4 section If consensus cannot be achieved if federal arrangements for
Association of local authorities referred to in paragraph 2 or amending
Federal policy or about who should be President of
the Federation's deliberative assembly or Board, decides
the Government on these issues. In case of disagreement in the respects as
specified in section 5 or 6, however, what is being said there, if not
subject to section 7.
§ 5 If consensus cannot be reached on the number of
members and alternates in a municipal Federal decision-making
Assembly shall be allocated between the County and the municipalities of
the County, the County Council appoint half and municipalities
along half. The number of members and deputies
each municipality shall designate is determined by the County Board in relation
to the population in the municipalities at the beginning of the year when choice
by the Federal Council are held. Each municipality shall designate
at least one Member and one Deputy member.
section 6, If no agreement is reached in the case of way to distribute
deficits in federal activities between the members of a
Association of local authorities, the County Council cover half of
the deficit and the municipalities in the County along with the rest. Each
municipality's obligation to provide funds to be determined in
relative to the road work that has been done in
the municipality during the fiscal year.
section 7 where there are serious reasons, may the Government inform
regulations or in the particular case may decide to derogate from 5
or section 6. The Government may notify such provisions
and take such a decision after production of a
County Councils, a municipality that is not part of a county or
at least one third of the municipalities in a particular County belonging to
a County Council, if they are responsible for public transport in accordance with 1
§. Exemption decision may be subject to special conditions.
The regional transport programmes
The regional public transportation authority's responsibility
section 8 of the regional public transportation authority shall regularly
in a regional transport programmes setting objectives for the
regional public transport. The programme shall, if necessary,
§ 9 the regional regional transport programme shall be established
after consultation with the corresponding authorities in the neighboring County.
Consultations should also take place with other relevant authorities,
organisations, public transport operators and representatives of the
business and leisure travelers. In the case of a County Council alone is
regional public transportation authority, consultations also take place with
the municipalities in the County.
More about the contents of regional the regional transport programmes
section 10 a regional the regional transport programmes shall contain a
1. the need for regional public transport in the County, as well as targets for
public transport supply,
2. all forms of regional public transport in the County, both
traffic that could be carried out on a commercial basis and
traffic authority intends to provide on the basis of
public service obligations,
3. measures to protect the environment,
4. time-bound targets and measures for the adaptation of
public transport taking into account the needs of persons with
5. the exchange points and lines that should be fully accessible
for all travelers, as well as
6. the scope of services pursuant to lagen (1997:736) if
transportation service and Act (1997:735) if equal service and
the basics of pricing for travel with such traffic, in
so far as the information under these laws have been transferred to the
regional public transportation authority.
A municipality's information in some cases
section 11 of Every municipality shall regularly in a
the regional transport programmes indicate the extent of traffic according to
Act (1997:736) about transportation service and Act (1997:735) if
equal service and pricing for travel with
such traffic, to the extent that the municipality does not have transferred their
information under these laws to the regional
public transport authority.
The municipality shall adopt the program after consulting with the regional
the public transport authority and, where appropriate,
the County Council.
Other tasks for the regional public transportation authority
section 12 of the agreement of the county or municipality
the County, the regional public transportation authority award
personal transport and coordination services for such
transport purposes the municipalities or the County Council will
meet and coordinate such transport services.
paragraph 13 of the regional public transportation authority will work for
to the regional public transport is available to all
section 14 of the regional public transportation authority will work for
a satisfactory taxi supply in the County.
section 15 of the Government, after the production of a regional
public transport authority, a county or a municipality
provide for cooperation in the field of traffic between
regional public transport authorities in the various counties.
Chapter 3. Powers of the competent authorities in accordance with the EU
public transport regulation
Decision on public service obligations
section 1 of the regional public transportation authority is the competent local
authority according to the EU's public transport regulation and taking
decision on a public service obligation within the County.
A regional public transportation authority may also, after
agreement with one or more other such authorities,
make decisions about public service obligations in the authorities '
A decision under this section may only refer to regional
The handing over of powers
section 2 of the regional public transportation authority, by decision of the
the Assembly shall submit the power to enter into
public service contracts to a joint stock company. If the regional
public transport authority is a joint Board, submitted
the power after concurring decisions of Councils in each
and one of the municipalities and, if necessary, the landsting
that work together in the Committee.
The authority may in the same order provided for in the first
the paragraph also surrender their power to conclude agreements on
public service to a municipality within the prefecture in terms of
public transport is conducted within this municipality's area,
including traffic along any outgoing lines
extends into adjacent municipalities.
A regional public transportation authority who surrender their
the authority referred to in the first subparagraph may, in the same order even
surrender their authority to procure and coordinate
services according to Chapter 2. section 12 of the limited liability company.
Public service contracts
section 3 of The public service contract entered into by a regional
public transport authority, or by the power
submitted pursuant to paragraph 2 shall be based on a decision of the General
service obligation pursuant to paragraph 1. Such an agreement may not be concluded for
a new term without a new decision of the General
service obligations taken.
3 a of the regional public transportation authority, or to
the Authority submitted pursuant to section 2, may provide compensation
for public transport that extends into an adjacent
country, if the traffic covered by a public service obligation.
The remuneration referred to in the first subparagraph may be provided only to such
public transport which is suitable to accommodate passengers '
need for commuting or other everyday travelling and that
actually also caters to this need. Law (2012:437).
Prohibition of exclusivity
section 4 of the exclusive right shall not be granted in return for
performance of public service obligations.
Chapter 4. Requirements for public transport companies and others.
section 1 of The public transport companies which intend to
commercial basis carry out public transport shall notify
to the regional public transportation authority. The same
applies where a public transport company intends to cease
to conduct such operations.
If the notification concerns traffic in more than one County, the receiving
public transport authority will inform the other concerned
Common system for passenger information
section 2 of The public service operator shall provide information on its
offer to the common system of
Follow-up and evaluation
section 3 of The public service operator, a competent authority in accordance with
The EU's public transport regulation and to the power
submitted pursuant to Chapter 3. section 2, to the authority
the Government shall provide the information required for
evaluation and monitoring of the development of the market for
public transport. Law (2012:437).
section 4 of the Government or the authority, as the Government determines
may provide for
1. the obligation to provide information under section 2 and
2. the obligation referred to in paragraph 3.
The Government or the authority, as the Government determines
Announces rules on notification according to § 1.
The Government or the authority that the Government may
provide and in individual cases to decide on exceptions
from the obligation laid down in paragraph 1, 2 or 3. Law (2012:437).
section 5 of the Government or the authority, as the Government determines
may provide for fees for supervision and
case management under this law and pursuant to the provisions
delivered with the support of the law. Law (2012:437).
Chapter 5. Supervision
section 1 of The Government authority determines
(supervisory authority) shall supervise the observance of the
This law and the regulations issued on the basis of
section 2 of the regulatory authority has the right to competent authorities
According to the EU's public transport regulation, thereof the
the Authority submitted pursuant to Chapter 3. 2 § and of
public transport operators on request such information and
take note of the documents needed for supervision.
Injunctions and prohibitions
section 3 of the regulatory authority may inform the injunctions and
ban needed to this law and regulations
announced by virtue of the law shall be complied with.
A decision on the injunction or prohibition may be subject to a penalty.
Chapter 6. Appeal
section 1 of the regional public transportation authority shall notify the decision
If the public service obligation in accordance with paragraph 49 1 and others
subparagraph, procedural law (2010:1932). Law (2010:1985).
section 2 of the regional public transport authority's decision on the
public service obligations may be appealed to the General
Administrative Court of that on a commercial basis
provides or intends to provide
public passenger transport services covered by public service obligations.
section 3 of the regulatory authority's decision in the individual case in accordance with this
law may be appealed to the administrative court.
4 § leave to appeal is required for an appeal to
the administrative court.
paragraph 5 of the decision referred to in this law applies immediately, if not
otherwise specified in the decision.
1. this law shall enter into force on 1 January 2012.
2. by law repeals Act (1997:734) om responsibility for certain
public passenger traffic.
3. The regional transport programmes described in Chapter 2. 8 and 11 sections
shall be established at the latest by 1 January 2012.
4. A public service contract, notwithstanding
Chapter 3. paragraph 3 is concluded without relying on a decision of the General
service obligations, if the award decision has been taken before 1
July 2012 and procurement initiated before the Act came into
1. this law shall enter into force on 1 August 2012.
2. The regional transport programmes described in Chapter 2. 8 and 11 sections,
supplemented in the case of public transport on water by 1
3. A public service contract relating to the public
water, notwithstanding Chapter 3. paragraph 3 is concluded without
based on a decision of a public service obligation, if
the award decision has been taken before 1 January 2013 and
the contract started before 1 August 2012.
4. The requirement of article 7 (2) of the EU regulation on public passenger transport services to
each competent authority shall have published some information in
Official Journal of the European Union at the latest one year before the
free tender procedure is initiated and before a contract
logical unit, does not apply in the case of public service contracts
on the water on the free tendering procedure and
a contract awarded directly before 1 August 2010.