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Cover Story Detail: Issue Issue 09 25 Feb 2010

How urban and regional public transport is funded in france

French towns and cities are responsible for funding public transport from local taxes and fares revenue, with minimal state contribution. Funding for the 22 French Regions and the 96 Departments is provided by state grants. The Regions are responsible for commuter, interurban and rural rail services while Departments are responsible for school transport and public transport, mainly coaches, outside of urban areas. Towns and cities are responsible for subsidising and investing in bus and light...

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