Title

ANALYSIS OF THE EFFICIENCY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES DELIVERY. AN APPLICATION TO URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Authors

V Pina
L Torres

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2001

Subject Area

place - urban, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Urban transportation policy, Urban transit, Transit, Public transit, Public administration, Private sector, Private enterprise, Mass transit, Local transit, Local government, Government transportation, Economic efficiency

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to compare the efficiency of public and private sectors in the provision of urban transport services. The paper provides the results of an empirical study commissioned by the Regional Audit Office of Catalonia (Spain), in order to evaluate the efficiency with which urban transportation services are delivered in the most important cities of this region. This efficiency study was conducted using the Data Envelopment Analysis model, multiple linear regression, and logit and cluster analysis. The results allow the authors to conclude that, in the cities studied, exogenous factors are not relevant and private management of urban transport service is not more efficient than public management.

Comments

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