The project aims to develop methods and models as a basis for effective planning of the waterways in a sustainable and integrated transport system, primarily focusing on public transport. The aim is in line with the overall ambition to optimize resource utilization and develop accessibility supporting housing development, job creation and economic development.

The project objective is to answer: -Which are the cost-driving factors in waterborne public transport and how can they be influenced? Where do the costs and benefits originate in the different modes of public transport? Which actors are benefitting and in what way? How can the benefiters contribute to cost coverage? The answers are anticipated to result in models for planning as well as reflection and ideas for system development as well as for development of parts of the system governed by individual stakeholders.

Background work emphasize the importance of passenger attractiveness of the public transport system. Nevertheless, the primary stakeholders of the project results are those providing public transport, i.e. urban planners, public transport authorities and operators.

The project is a cooperation between KTH School of Engineering science (SCI), School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM) and Vattenbussen AB funded by the Swedish Transport Administration