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Bus services : reducing costs, raising standards

Author: Alan Armstrong-Wright; Sebastien Thiriez
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 1987.
Series: World Bank technical paper, no. 68.; World Bank technical paper., Urban transport series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : International government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Certain conditions are generally present when bus services, are financially viable and of a reasonable standard. This conclusion is based on the examination of a large number and a wide variety of bus services throughout the developing world. Important aspects to consider include ownership of bus services and the variety of vehicles and services, as well as cooperation and competition and their impact on viability  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Armstrong-Wright; Sebastien Thiriez
ISBN: 0821309439 9780821309438
OCLC Number: 16404051
Description: x, 97 pages ; 28 cm.
Series Title: World Bank technical paper, no. 68.; World Bank technical paper., Urban transport series.
Responsibility: Alan Armstrong-Wright and Sebastien Thiriez.

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Certain conditions are generally present when bus services, are financially viable and of a reasonable standard. This conclusion is based on the examination of a large number and a wide variety of bus services throughout the developing world. Important aspects to consider include ownership of bus services and the variety of vehicles and services, as well as cooperation and competition and their impact on viability and standards. Governments can play a role in improving bus services, and various degrees of regulation and freedom are needed to enhance the opportunities for viable bus services. A set of basic indicators can be used to measure and monitor the performance and quality of bus services so that deficiencies and opportunities for improvements can be readily identified. Draft terms of reference for bus service studies, a summary of data on bus services, and brief case studies on the urban transport situation in several developing countries add to the understanding of the issues.

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