COST SAVINGS FROM ONE-MAN OPERATION OF BUSES: A RE-EVALUATION

Estimated cost savings resulting from conversion of UK bus routes to one-man operation were reported by Brown and Nash in 1972. A reduction in operating costs by an average of 13.7% were reported. This article is intended to show that by a replication of this study using more recent data, multi-collinearity is revealed. This may have been severe enough to produce an unreliable estimate of the savings of conversion to one-man operation. A revised version of the Brown and Nash regression model is presented which eliminates problems associated with multi-collinearity. This analysis shows that one-man operation reduced operating costs by 15.6%. A rejoinder by Nash and Brown is included. (TRRL)

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Boyd, C W
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Accession Number: 00334116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM