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Well planned is half won

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is responsible for planning and financing local rail passenger transport (SPNV) in the state. The state has anchored its transport policy goals and planning in the regional public transport plan, which was first drawn up for the period from 1997 to 2002 and updated for the period from 2002 to 2007. Between 2012 and 2018, the ministry responsible for transport (Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation) worked on the preparation of an Integrated State Transport Plan. After a kick-off event with the Minister of Transport, individual aspects of local public transport were discussed in detail in numerous workshop discussions held so far, with the involvement of local authorities, transport companies, chambers and associations.

The Integrated State Transport Plan as an update of the Public Transport State Plan sets important cornerstones for the development of regional passenger transport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and forms the framework for a state-wide coordinated design of the entire public transport system.

It contains a detailed inventory of the existing local transport services and the existing demand as well as a forecast development in passenger transport against the background of demographic and settlement structure changes. Based on these findings, it defines measures for the long-term supra-regional planning of local public transport.

The Integrated National Transport Plan can here can be retrieved.

The framework conditions for the design of transport services are largely determined by the contents of the Federal Regionalisation Act and the Public Transport Act of the Land.