The competition between public transport operators demanded by the European Union has now also fully arrived in the area of the Stuttgart transport and tariff association and has presented new challenges to transport companies and public transport authorities alike. With air pollution control and climate protection, further requirements have arisen that are becoming increasingly important. At the same time, tariff concessions are weakening the profitability of local public transportation. How can public transport play the more important role it is expected to play in the future in a more sustainable mobility system? And will the Corona pandemic have a longer-term impact on this?
Thomas Knöller has been Head of the Planning Department at Verkehrs und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS) since 1999. After studying civil engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), majoring in traffic engineering, he joined the VVS in 1987. Mr. Knöller is a member of various working groups at the Forschungsgesellschaft für Straßen und Verkehrswesen (FGSV) and the Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (VDV).
c/o Institute of Railway and Transportation Engineering of the University of Stuttgart