Title

LONDON BUS TENDERING: A WELFARE BALANCE.

Authors

David Kennedy

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1995

Subject Area

mode - bus, mode - mass transit, organisation - regulation

Keywords

Transit, Public transit, Outsourcing, Mass transit, London (England), Local transit, Deregulation, Contracting out, Bus lines

Abstract

Competitive tendering for bus services was introduced to London in 1984. Tendering has reduced costs in the London bus industry. In addition to this service quality has been improved. Various estimates of the net benefit attributable to tendering are provided. The highest estimated net benefit is 380 million.

Rights

Permission to publish abstract given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

Comments

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