Skånetrafiken is the regional public transportation authority and operator in Skåne län, in the south of Sweden.
Skånetrafiken was founded in 1999 when the two counties Kristianstads län and Malmöhus län were merged into one region. During this merger the two respective transport authorities were amalgemated. Presently, Skånetrafiken is a part of the regional government of Region Skåne.
The principal mission of Skånetrafiken is to plan for and market public transport in Skåne as well as procure and organise the work of private transport companies who run the transport services for Skånetrafiken. The private companies offer bids to run routes or staff certain functions for Skånetrafiken.
The main office is located in Hässleholm with a second office in Lund. The managing director of Skånetrafiken is Magnus Hedin.
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