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Efficiency Of Public Transport Companies In Emilia Romagna (Italy): Some Empirical Evidence

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000071

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,219 kb

Author(s)

A.S. Bergantino and C. Canali

Abstract

The regulatory framework in which European public transport companies operate has evolved quite rapidly since the mid-eighties. However, in Italy, in spite of a number of measures aiming at restraining public intervention in the provision of the service (subsidies, financial incentives, cost refunds, and so on), only recently, the public transport sector has initiated a structural reorganisation. The stimulating element has been the issuing of the Law 422/97 which, aiming at increasing competition for the market, should represent a strong motivation for the companies, currently in the sector, to improve their efficiency in order be prepared when competitive bidding for the service will initiate. This study aims, therefore, at analysing the possible variations - in both a te

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