Metropolitan Transport Executives

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.

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