Long-term cost efficiency of alternative management forms for urban public transport from the public sector perspective

Cristina M. Campos-Alba, Diego Prior, Gemma Pérez-López, Jose L. Zafra-Gómez*

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyse the long-term efficiency of different management forms for urban public transport, using a sample of 193 Spanish municipalities for the period 2014–2016. The analysis is performed using the order-m data panel method proposed by Garrido et al. (2018) and the concept of the meta-frontier (Battese et al., 2004). This approach is based on an analysis of panel data cost efficiency as described by Surroca et al. (2016) and provides a stable, homogeneous and comparable estimate of the efficiency obtained by different management forms in the delivery of urban public transport. The study results indicate that inter-municipal cooperation is the most efficient form of long-term management.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalTransport Policy
Volume88
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Efficiency
  • Meta-frontier
  • Municipalities
  • Panel data
  • Transport

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