Metropolitan Transport Executives (MTE) are dedicated organisations on the tactical level of transport policy. MTE are a common form of transport governance in metropolitan areas that encompass several territories and a large number of transport operators. They are set-up, controlled and governed by the national, provincial and local governments who are responsible for the strategic level transport policy. MTE ensure that the policy objectives, resources and prerogatives of the authorities are integrated into one coherent strategic regional plan and executed systematically. Good practice examples show that MTE whose scope also includes other transport services, regulation of private transport, transport infrastructure, and mobility planning in general yield more effective results.
Metropolitan Transport Executive (MTE) Guidelines
As part of the regional work plan, the project develops guidelines on Metropolitan Transport Executives (MTE) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) in cooperation with the ASEAN Land Transport Working Group (LTWG) to be adopted at the 30th LTWG Meeting in 2021.
The MTE Guideline is developed in parallel with the SUMP Guideline. It will:
- provide guidelines for easy-to-implement classic models of specialised, single-purpose MTE (e.g. fare unions, infrastructure managers, etc.);
- propose MTE set-ups that also address the key issues of modern mobility management, such as planning and regulation of intermodal transport systems, contracting of transport services and PPP for large scale projects.
- highlight successful examples that fully integrate the SUMP approach, and effective tools, such as intermodal transport hubs and transit-oriented development (TOD).
The SMMR Project will support its local partners in setting-up fit-for-purpose metropolitan transport executives. SMMR will incorportate this experience, consultations with the transport services industry, transport planning professionals and policy-makers in ASEAN, in close cooperation with the UITP Asia-Pacific Organising Authorities Platform into the Guideline.
This SUTP Sourcebook module provides practical guidance on how to improve the service quality and the integration of all modes of public transport. A key towards creating attractive quality public transport system is striving for a much better integration of public transport means itself as well as its integration with active transport. Transit Alliances are a powerful tool to reach these goals, establishing Transit Alliances in many cities and regions worldwide has proven that they are able to realise these objectives.
The fifth SUTP iNUA implementation guide focuses on transit alliances as an umbrella for public transport. The paper outlines the multiple benefits of integrating all public transport services and modes in a city, metropolitan area or wider region into one system. We present a number of easy-to-implement measures as a first step towards a transit alliance and provide basic guidance for policy-makers and interested citizens.