ECONOMICS OF SCALE IN BUS TRANSPORT. I. SOME BRITISH MUNICIPAL RESULTS

THE PROPOSAL TO MERGE A NUMBER OF MUNICIPAL TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS INTO PASSENGER TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES PROMPTED THIS STUDY. THE ANALYSIS OF FIGURES SHOWING VARIOUS WORKING EXPENSES PER BUS-MILE FINDS NO EVIDENCE OF ECONOMY OF SCALE. THEY POINT OUT, HOWEVER, THAT THE PASSENGER TRANSPORT AUTHORITIES WILL BE LARGER THAN ANY UNDERTAKING IN THEIR SAMPLE AND THAT A DIFFERENT CONCLUSION MIGHT CONCEIVABLE BE REACHED IF DATA WERE AVAILABLE ON COSTS PER PASSENGER-MILE. EXTENSION OF ONE-MAN OPERATION APPEARS TO OFFER GREATER SCOPE FOR ECONOMIES THAN AMALGAMATION. /RRL/A/

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    • Vol 4, No 1, PP 15-28, 4 REF, 1 TAB
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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lee, Ning
    • Steedman, I
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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  • Accession Number: 00201486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 1971 12:00AM