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A journey from adversary to partnership bus reform in NSW

  • Mellish, Darryl
  • MacDonald, Ian
  • Dwyer, Peter
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    This paper continues to debate the importance of understanding in the NSW Bus reform process of the relationship between central agencies, service providers, the academic community, key consultants and contractors within the setting of the transport service organisation framework. Sydney is a modern city with heavy rail, light-rail, monorail and an extensive Harbour, with bus services owned by Government as well as private interests. The paper addresses the case for reforms, the approach taken, competition policy, the subsequent development of partnerships, performance of the regulator, passenger benefits, growth and the differences between Metropolitan/Outer Metropolitan and Regional and Rural bus services.

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

    Volume (Year): 22 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 137-145

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:retrec:v:22:y:2008:i:1:p:137-145
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