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Spanish Local and Regional Public Transport


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  • Pablo Martín URBANO

    (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

  • Aurora RUIZ RÙA

    (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)


    (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)


    (Consell Insular d´Eivissa, Spain)

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    This paper carries out a systematic analysis of the components of the Spanish urban and metropolitan public transportation system, taking into account different representative urban areas. It aims at providing an overall image and, with this purpose, it sets the roles played by the various components in the general structure. First, it is detailed the current legal framework, according to the state, regional and local competencies. Then, it analyzes the main regulatory instruments, the prevailing organizational forms and the most significant data related to the demand and supply of the urban public transportation services. The paper continues with the characterization of the funding resources, mainly resulting from general public budgets. Finally it analyzes the quality of the system, not only from an operational point of view, but also from and environmental perspective.

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    Paper provided by CIRIEC - Université de Liège in its series CIRIEC Working Papers with number 1002.

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    Date of creation: Feb 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:crc:wpaper:1002

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    Keywords: public transport systems; transportation and utilities; Government Policy and Regulation; public funding; efficiency; sustainability; quality.;

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    Cited by:
    1. Andrea ZATTI, 2011. "New organizational models in European Local Public Transport: from Myth to Reality," CIRIEC Working Papers 1106, CIRIEC - Université de Liège.


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