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Vervoerregio Amsterdam connects municipalities and works towards a region where people reach their destinations smoothly. Together, the municipalities of Aalsmeer, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Beemster, Diemen, Edam-Volendam, Haarlemmermeer, Landsmeer, Oostzaan, Ouder-Amstel, Purmerend, Uithoorn, Waterland, Wormerland and Zaanstad make up the Amsterdam Transport Region.
The Vervoerregio is the commissioning authority for public transport by bus, tram and metro. To this end, we grant concessions to transport companies and subsidise the operation of public transport and invest in new trams and metros.
In addition, the Transport Region funds improvements in regional infrastructure for (freight) cars, bicycles and public transport and makes policy for better utilisation and use of the road network and public transport and bicycle networks. Renewal, maintenance of rail infrastructure and optimising safety are areas of focus. We have a pulling or a guiding role and, in our approach, allow the interests of various parties to converge and ensure connections with local and national networks.
The Vervoerregio also encourages bicycle use. We are working on a network of high-quality, fast cycling routes in the Amsterdam region. To strengthen the combination of cycling with public transport, we play an active role in the construction of bicycle parking facilities at stations. Traffic safety Furthermore, we are committed to a traffic-safe region and reducing the number of traffic victims. In our approach, we focus on a safe infrastructure and safe traffic behaviour through education, information and enforcement. The road user is central to this.
The employees of the Transport Region are driven professionals who prepare decision-making on behalf of the municipalities, draw up regional policy, initiate and implement projects and establish cooperation between involved parties. Decision-making and consultation take place in the regional council, the executive board and the portfolio holders' meetings. The mayors and (specialist) aldermen of the 15 municipalities are represented in these meetings.
The Amsterdam Transport Region has four core values that guide policy development and measurement testing.
We facilitate smart technological solutions to mobility problems and collaborate with knowledge institutions and industry.
We work result-oriented with efficient use of available public resources.
With our expertise and network, we help municipalities and work to realise and improve regional traffic and transport links.
We ensure that the Amsterdam region can function optimally in terms of traffic and transport.
In addition, the following four basic values are very important within the Vervoerregio Amsterdam.
We respond flexibly to new developments. We do adaptive planning.
We work efficiently to achieve results for our participating municipalities and travellers.
We are a team of professionals dedicated to fifteen municipalities working together and improving regional accessibility.
We work towards shared objectives. We monitor the democratic quality of decision-making and the interests of both city and region.
The Amsterdam Transport Region connects municipalities and works towards a region where people reach their destinations smoothly. Together, the municipalities of Aalsmeer, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Beemster, Diemen, Edam-Volendam, Haarlemmermeer, Landsmeer, Oostzaan, Ouder-Amstel, Purmerend, Uithoorn, Waterland, Wormerland and Zaanstad make up the Amsterdam Transport Region.
The Vervoerregio Amsterdam is committed to making the Amsterdam region as accessible as possible. As the director of regional traffic and transport, we contribute to good connections between destinations so that people can get around quickly, safely and comfortably by public transport, bicycle or car.
Ambition: optimal accessibility
Becoming the best accessible urban region in the Netherlands is the ambition of the Vervoerregio Amsterdam. We are working towards this together with the provinces of Noord-Holland and Flevoland, the municipalities of Almere and Lelystad, other parties in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region and the national government, transport companies, NS and Prorail, among others.
Vision: improve and strengthen
Mobility in the Amsterdam region is changing. The number of inhabitants, jobs and visitors is growing. This leads to more cars, public transport, (e-)bicycles, goods transport and air traffic. New locations need to be opened up. The complex regional traffic and transport system needs to match the new developments and be further strengthened.