Increasing numbers of people are travelling by public transport in West Sweden and 2017 was a record year. In total, 320 million journeys were made with Västtrafik during the year. This means that travel by public transport in West Sweden has increased by 61 million journeys, or 23 per cent, compared with 2012.
Västtrafik, Region Västra Götaland and the City of Gothenburg have reached an agreement to increase the pace of the switch to electric buses in the Gothenburg area. Electric buses are both quieter and zero-emission vehicles and so reduce the problems of noise and poor air quality.
Stenpiren travel centre in Gothenburg has won the Sienapriset 2017, Architects Sweden’s prize for the best landscape architecture project. One of the reasons for this is that Stenpiren travel centre contributes to the development of a previously inaccessible area of the city.