DETERMINANTS OF PRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY IN URBAN TRANSIT

Using data from a group of mid-sized bus transit agencies in the United States, this paper measures agency level technical efficiency with non-parametric frontier analysis (data envelopment analysis or DEA). The analysis is supplemented by a second stage regression of agency characteristics on the technical efficiency scores. The interpretations of the empirical results accord with a number of previous findings about determinants of cost efficiency in U.S. transit agencies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1Z2
  • Authors:
    • Nolan, J F
  • Publication Date: 1996-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1996 12:00AM