Founded in 2017, the Bucharest-Ilfov Public Transport Intercommunity Development Association (TPBI) is the public transport authority responsible for coordinating the largest public transport system in Romania, carrying 2.5 million passengers per day.
TPBI contracts out the provision of tram, bus and trolleybus services by its 4 operators. For the integration of other modes, it collaborates with the relevant contracting authorities (the Ministry of Transport for 5 metro lines, and the Railway Reform Authority for 6 regional rail lines). A legal framework is in place for TPBI to take over regional rail transport responsibility in the near future.
TPBI is focussing on several projects in the short term that include :
- takeover of the ticketing management system
- expansion of the network of dedicated bus lanes, and bus priority at traffic signals
- renewal of the public transport fleet