Delivering value for money to government through efficient and effective public transit service continuity: Some thoughts

David A. Hensher, Anne Yvrande-Billon, Rosério Macério, John Preston, Peter White, Bill Tyson, D. M. Van de Velde, Bert van Wee, Joaquim José Guilherme de Aragéo, Enilson Medeiros dos Santos, Rómulo Dante Orrico Filho, David Hensher

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Abstract

This paper documents some thoughts on the reform agenda in public transit that is occurring throughout the world. The specific focus is on a growing commitment to competitive regulation through competitive tendering, and the efforts by a few governments (notably in Australia) to take control of the tangible assets used by private operators as a mechanism to exercise the opportunity, if so taken, to put services out to competitive tender. The paper reviews the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence on contracting regimes and asset ownership, and the role that government and the operator might play in a setting in which building trusting and collaborative partnerships has merit in delivering services that are in the main funded from the public purse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-448
Number of pages38
JournalTransport Reviews: a transnational, transdisciplinary journal
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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