Practical experience of using private sector invention and capital to deliver public services.
The depot for the weaning, repair and maintenance of public transport vehicles is an integral part of the city’s infrastructure. Nowadays, the prevailing practice is to include these services in the remit of the respective urban transport companies, just as no one doubts that the transport company should provide everything itself, including maintenance and repair of transport vehicles. Should not the main focus of the transport undertaking’s activities be rather on the service of the city, the definition of the quality of this service and the control of its compliance? If we agree with the previous question, what should be the position of the city in defining the quality of the service and at the same time controlling it, in case it provides both on its own. We already have examples where this is not the case.
For example, in Pilsen, where the Pilsen Municipal Transport Company is in the role of a customer who pays for the shutdown, maintenance and repairs according to the quality and timeliness of these services delivered by the concessionaire. In the event of poor quality or unavailability of public transport resources, it is able to apply penalties and other measures under the concession agreement without being in a conflict of interest and thus effectively affecting the quality of transport services in Plzeň. You have the opportunity to learn the perspective of both the contracting authority and the concessionaire, based on a long-term mutual cooperation that has been going on since 2012.
- The view of the concessionaire of the Škoda City Service consortium and the financing bank
- Advantages and limitations of a long-term contractual relationship in a PPP project?
- Comparison of the customer’s perspective – before and after the contract?
- What are the trends in public transport provision and financing in Europe?
- What are the general future trends in public transport?
- Recommendations to other cities and transport companies.
IN THE PANEL DISCUSSION YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO:
- Marek Herbst, CEO and Managing Director, Škoda City Service and Vice President for Service, Škoda Transportation
- Jan Troják, Director of Project Finance, ČSOB
The moderator of the debate is Tomáš Janeba, ARI.
The series of panel discussions on PPP IN PRACTICE is brought to you by the Association for Infrastructure Development and the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the investment agency CZECHINVEST. The series is part of the year-long Green, Smart, Resilient and Inclusive Cities for 2021 series.