THE POTENTIAL FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT COST CONTROL THROUGH COMPETITIVE CONTRACTING . PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, CALGARY, ALBERTA, SEPTEMBER 17-21, 1989

The escalating real operating costs of public transit services is becoming an increasing concern to provincial, regional and municipal governments. A review of the economic literature would suggest that such cost escalation is to be expected in a noncompetitive (monopoly) environment. Real cost control can be obtained only if the problem is addressed through the incorporation of competitive incentives. This paper reviews the initiatives that have been taken to control public transit costs in the United Kingdom and the United States involving competitive tendering for services. The paper reviews barriers to the incorporation of competitive strategies, and concludes with specific recommendations to bring competitive cost control to public transit. (TRRL )

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    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Crow, B
    • COX, W
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00619701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • ISBN: 1-895102-10-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM