Title

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES UNDER MARKET ARRANGEMENTS, PART II: A MODEL OF COMPETITION BETWEEN GROUPS OF SERVICES

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1993

Subject Area

ridership - demand, organisation - competition, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Transit, Public transit, Private operators, Private carriers, Mass transit, Market dominance, Local transit, Demand, Competition

Abstract

In Part I, a theoretical and numerical analysis of competition between public transport services operating on a single route was presented. Here, this treatment is extended in two respects: firstly, to consider demand models which reflect perceived similarities between groups of services; and, secondly, to incorporate the possibility of various forms of collusive behaviour between operators in setting fares and/or frequenceis of service. These extensions are of importance in view of the wide range of existing organisational and operating arrangements in public transport systems.

Comments

Transportation Research Part B Home Page: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01912615