Abstract: The protection of market competition is one of the fundamental concepts of the Community acquis. It is implemented through strict supervision and regulation of subsidized economic activities. The aforementioned acquis must also be accordingly implemented in the field of transport, i.e. the field of providing transport services. The provision of public passenger transport services is characterized as an activity of general economic interest, for which public service contracts must be concluded. With that in mind, the paper presents one of the possible models for defining the minimum standard for the accessibility of public passenger transport. The model is based on the available statistical data and it can be used in the preparation and implementation of tenders for the conclusion of public service contracts to which all interested carriers can apply under the same conditions. The proposed methodology is simple to apply and it is based on generating the needs for movement depending on the structure and complexity of life functions correlated with the size of the settlement. Research results confirm the possibility of applying the mentioned method as referential in defining the minimum scope of the public passenger transport service at all levels.
Keywords: Public Transport; Quality of Life; Minimum Accessibility Standards; Mobility
Recieved: 08.08.2020 Accepted: 18.02.2021 UDC: 005.336.3:347.795.3