Autobus- und Kraftfahrlinienverkehr#
Buses and Motor Vehicle Transport Service: The development of this sector in Austria began with the first postal service buses in 1907; it was later expanded by the Austrian postal service and municipal enterprises, mainly in the period between World War I and World War II. In 1938 this sector was concentrated under the postal service, after World War II it was mainly operated by the postal service and the Federal Railways (complementary routes to railways), local transport by municipal public services, and occasional service (school buses) by private companies. The network of buses and motor vehicle passenger transport even covers very remote towns and villages in Austria. In 1993, 2,897 private and Austrian Federal Railway (OeBB) buses as well as 1,590 postal service buses were in use in scheduled service. Current development tendencies include the use of low-floor city buses (allowing passengers to enter at pavement level), synchronisation of public transportation schedules, promotion of environmental measures (e.g. allowing bicycles to be brought onto buses) and the establishment of a flexible bus system (on-call bus system). Aside from scheduled transport service, 4,908 buses were used in occasional service in Austria in 1993.