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Are users better-off with new transit lines?

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  • Moez Kilani

    () (EQUIPPE - Economie Quantitative, Intégration, Politiques Publiques et Econométrie - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies - Université de Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales - PRES Université Lille Nord de France - Université de Lille, Droit et Santé, LEM - Lille économie management - LEM - UMR 9221 - UCL - Université catholique de Lille - Université de Lille - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • André de Palma

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Stef Proost

    (Center for Economic Studies - CES - KU Leuven - CES - KU Leuven)

Abstract

This paper studies the entry of new competitors in public transport like long distance busses that compete with rail. A stylized model is used that analyzes the addition of a new more direct line in an existing network. We show that the introduction of the new line is only beneficial if there are relatively many users that want to use the new direct line. Our result raises serious concerns with respect to the decentralized management of transit systems.
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  • Moez Kilani & André de Palma & Stef Proost, 2017. "Are users better-off with new transit lines?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) hal-01794958, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-01794958
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.05.029
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    • R42 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government and Private Investment Analysis; Road Maintenance; Transportation Planning
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods

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