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Delivering Value for Money to Government through Efficient and Effective Public Transit Service Continuity: Some Thoughts

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  • David A. Hensher
  • Anne Yvrande‐Billon
  • Rosário Macário
  • John Preston
  • Peter White
  • Bill Tyson
  • D. M. Van de Velde
  • Bert van Wee
  • Joaquim José Guilherme de Aragão
  • Enilson Medeiros dos Santos
  • Rômulo Dante Orrico Filho
  • David Hensher

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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.

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  • David A. Hensher & Anne Yvrande‐Billon & Rosário Macário & John Preston & Peter White & Bill Tyson & D. M. Van de Velde & Bert van Wee & Joaquim José Guilherme de Aragão & Enilson Medeiros dos Santos, 2007. "Delivering Value for Money to Government through Efficient and Effective Public Transit Service Continuity: Some Thoughts," Transport Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(4), pages 411-448, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:transr:v:27:y:2007:i:4:p:411-448
    DOI: 10.1080/01441640701192351
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    1. Hensher, David A. & Stanley, John, 2010. "Contracting regimes for bus services: What have we learnt after 20 years?," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 140-144.
    2. John Stanley, 2011. "Public Transport Liberalization: Achievements and Future Directions," Chapters,in: International Handbook of Network Industries, chapter 16 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Stanley, John & van de Velde, Didier, 2008. "Risk and reward in public transport contracting," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 20-25, January.
    4. Augustin, Katrin & Walter, Matthias, 2010. "Operator changes through competitive tendering: Empirical evidence from German local bus transport," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 36-44.
    5. Wegelin, Philipp & von Arx, Widar, 2016. "The impact of alternative governance forms of regional public rail transport on transaction costs. Case evidence from Germany and Switzerland," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 133-142.
    6. Rojo, Marta & dell’Olio, Luigi & Gonzalo-Orden, Hernán & Ibeas, Ángel, 2015. "Inclusion of quality criteria in public bus service contracts in metropolitan areas," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 52-63.
    7. Emerson, David & Mulley, Corinne & Bliemer, Michiel C.J., 2016. "A theoretical analysis of business models for urban public transport systems, with comparative reference to a Community Franchise involving Individual Line Ownership," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 368-378.

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