THE DESTABILISING EFFECT OF THE TRANSPORT ACT 1980

Changes brought about by the Transport Act 1980 have in varying degrees created uncertainty for the bus industry and the existing patterns of bus services. This uncertainty or destabilisation has produced widely different responses both between and within the different market sectors of the bus industry. The paper will examine the nature of this destabilisation and the contribution to resulting outcomes by; (I) the response and attitudes of the traffic commissioners and county councils in regulating services; (II) the opportunities for earnings in the various market sectors either directly through revenue or through revenue support; (III) the ability and willingness of operators to compete. Comparisons will be made between market sectors of the effectiveness of the act given the different degrees of deregulation. Comments will be made as to how competition has been avoided or eliminated and whether the restabilised patterns are significantly different from before. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Transport Policy. Proceedings of Seminar M held at the PTRC 11th Summer Annual Meeting, University of Sussex.
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  • Authors:
    • Holder, A R
    • EVANS, A W
    • HOYES, L
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  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 89-98

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381601
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-112-4
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume P240
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM