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Competition in Brazilian bus and coach services - The results of recent competitive tendering processes

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  • Rolim, Fernando
  • Brasileiro, Anísio
  • Santos, Enilson
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    This paper analyses the terms and the results of a sample of some recent Brazilian bidding processes for the concession of public passenger transport services: namely, urban and metropolitan bus or regional coach services. The analysis is based on selected issues relating to competitiveness and upon the legal framework that applies in this sector. It was concluded that, given the lack of bidding processes for concessions in the bus and coach sector in Brazil, the fact that some bidding processes have been carried out should be considered a sign of progress. However, these auctions have not necessarily prioritised competitiveness, since many barriers to entry into the systems were imposed by the bidding terms. Future competitive tendering processes should seek to abide by stricter principles of competitiveness, if they wish to avoid the entire effort expended on conducting such processes serving only to mask nothing more than formal obedience to the law and to discredit the bidding process in the eyes of Brazilian citizens.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Transportation Economics.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 45-51

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    Keywords: Public transport Competition Economic regulation;

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