Streetfilms Shortie: Fast and Easy Bus Boarding in Oslo

While in Oslo shooting a Streetfilm on the city’s ambitious plans to become as car-free as possible by 2019, I got to interview Frode Hvattum, head of strategy for Ruter, the regional transit agency. I asked a quick question about Oslo’s amazingly efficient train and bus service. In this short video, Hvattum discusses how Oslo’s city center buses and proof of payment system speed things up for riders.

  • c2check

    Love it— proof-of-payment fare collection works wonders for speeding up bus service (and has even been shown to reduce fare evasion!)
    Implementing something like this in NYC—at least on buses if not also on subways—could have quite an impact.

  • D

    Very cool about paying with an app, but what about people who don’t have smart phones? Many seniors are resistant to them, and there are people who can’t afford them.

  • stairbob

    I assume the answer looks something like this

  • AMH

    Note the way he talks about the planning process. It’s incredible how they’re actually planning proactively for their transit system to accommodate growth, while we struggle to play catch-up here.

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