Author(s): J. Butkevičius & L. P. Lingaitis
The analysis made by the authors has shown that in four Lithuanian cities
including Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaip ė da and Šiauliai most of the passengers, i.e.
to 81.3% were carried by car, while 14.9% of passengers were transported by
bus and only 3.8% of them were carried by railroad.
Therefore, a major goal of
public transport is not a competition between bus and railway transport but the
search for effective means aimed at attracting passengers to public transport.
This paper considers passenger transportation markets and their distribution
between road and railway transport on interurban Lithuanian routes as well as
between the above means of transport and air and sea transport operating on
These problems became especially important for the
transportation system of Lithuania when the country joined the European Union
and had to develop its transport according to the EU requirements.
road, railway, air and sea transport, passenger transportation,
market, interurban and international routes, car.
1 Analysis of passenger transportation by various transport
In Lithuania, passengers are carried by road, railway, air, sea and inland water
The study of the domestic market of passenger transportation by public
transport has shown that the share of transportation by inland water transport is
very small, while air transport has actually no effect on the domestic market of
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SPD051072
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