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A new regulation for the European public transport


  • van de Velde, Didier


Authority intervention in the public transport sector has a long history and has led to a growing corps of legal texts in European countries. These texts are often divergent, if not incompatible. This was no problem until the rather recent internationalization of the sector. With this internationalization, the European Commission decided to address this issue. This chapter describes what has led to the appearance of this new Regulation and the main steps on the 10-year long road that led to the adoption of the new Regulation. The chapter also formulates some comments on the results reached.

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  • van de Velde, Didier, 2008. "A new regulation for the European public transport," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 78-84, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:retrec:v:22:y:2008:i:1:p:78-84

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