PROCEED – Principles of successful high quality public transport operation and development –
is a 3-year project (10/2006 - 01/2010) co-financed by the European Commission within the 6th RTD Framework Programme.
PROCEED has helped to plan, develop and implement effective and efficient public (bus) transport systems in small
and medium sized European cities.
Detailed analysis of data and experiences of 67 small and medium sized European cities in 24 European countries
has led to a better understanding of success factors and pitfalls for efficient and effective public bus transport.
Based on the outcomes of this analysis work and based on the findings of previous studies and projects,
PROCEED has developed guidelines and tools to support planners, operators and decision makers in order
to improve the quality of public transport. These tools include all aspects of public transport planning and operation,
such as methods for analysing the market, developing and upgrading the infrastructure, financing of High Quality Public
Transport services, managing of such services, marketing strategies, etc. Verification by practitioners has ensured that
all PROCEED tools are useful and valuable for transport planners and transport operators throughout Europe.
PROCEED project Consortium
Trivector Traffic (Sweden)
Austrian Mobility Research FGM-AMOR (Austria)
ECORYS Research and Consulting (The Netherlands)
Ingenieurgruppe IVV (Germany)
Equipo de Técnicos en Transporte y Territorio (Spain)
National Technical University of Athens, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Greece)
Lund University, Department of Technology and Science (Sweden)
University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Slovenia)
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Department of Urban Engineering (Lithuania)
Institute for Transport planning and Systems, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)