A new regulation for the European public transport

This study contains a detailed presentation of a set of about thirty contracts selected to cover most typical public transport situations across Europe. These include contracts set up under various institutional regimes (market initiative, authority initiative, with or without public planning agency), including contracts with various forms of risk allocation (cost risk and revenue risk, with gross-cost, net-cost and super-incentive contracts) and various kinds of awarding procedures (direct award, and various types of competitive tendering procedures). These contracts, classified and analyzed, provide a basic set of illustrative practices for the new European Regulation on Public Service Obligations, such that the study also constitutes a wide contracting guidebook for public transport authorities to develop practices that are compatible with the pending Regulation. The next section of this paper describes the main steps that have led to a modified European legal framework for the organization of public services obligations. The third section presents a summary of the proposals made until the currently reached compromise. The last section draws a few conclusions on this evolution and the compromise reached. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E215911.

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  • Publication Date: 2007-8


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  • Accession Number: 01094968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2008 8:19AM