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Evaluation of cost drivers within public bus transports in Sweden
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Production Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. Swedish Natl Rd and Transport Res Inst VTI, S-58195 Linkoping, Sweden; K2 Swedish Knowledge Ctr Publ Transport, Sweden.
Karlstad Univ, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Swedish Natl Rd and Transport Res Inst VTI, S-58195 Linkoping, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Research in Transportation Economics, ISSN 0739-8859, E-ISSN 1875-7979, Vol. 69, p. 157-164Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The supply of public transport in Sweden has been continuously increasing and as a consequence thereof, the cost for bus traffic has also increased. However, many indicators show that costs for public transports in Sweden in recent years have increased more than supply. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to test and evaluate the importance of the nine previously identified cost drivers (Camen amp; Lidestam, 2016) of public bus transports in Sweden. A mixed-method design, which included both focus groups and a questionnaire, was used. The questionnaire, with quantitative rating scales, was sent to representatives from the bus operators and from the Public Transport Authorities (PTAs). In the focus groups, industry associations, consultants, and politicians also participated. The results reveal what the dominating cost factors are, as well as the factors considered to be the most important, according to actors within the Swedish bus transport sector. The most important cost driver identified is peak traffic and the costs of its consequences.

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ELSEVIER SCI LTD , 2018. Vol. 69, p. 157-164
Keywords [en]
Public transport; Bus transports; Costs; Public procurement; Competitive tendering
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-153988DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2018.05.009ISI: 000454975000018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-153988DiVA, id: diva2:1281099
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15th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport (Thredbo)
Available from: 2019-01-21 Created: 2019-01-21 Last updated: 2019-01-21

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