PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES UNDER MARKET ARRANGEMENTS, PART II: A MODEL OF COMPETITION BETWEEN GROUPS OF SERVICES
ridership - demand, organisation - competition, mode - mass transit
Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Transit, Public transit, Private operators, Private carriers, Mass transit, Market dominance, Local transit, Demand, Competition
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.
Williams, HCWL, Martin, D, (1993). PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES UNDER MARKET ARRANGEMENTS, PART II: A MODEL OF COMPETITION BETWEEN GROUPS OF SERVICES. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Volume 27, Issue 5, p. 389-399.