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Kickstarting growth in bus patronage: Targeting support at the margins

Bristow, Abigail L.; Enoch, Marcus P.; Zhang, Lian; Greensmith, Clare; James, Norman and Potter, Stephen (2008). Kickstarting growth in bus patronage: Targeting support at the margins. Journal of Transport Geography, 16(6) pp. 408–418.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2008.04.003
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Abstract

This paper presents an assessment of the performance of the Kickstart and Bus Route Development Grant schemes in England and Scotland which aimed to move marginal or new bus services towards commercial operation. Three key aspects are addressed, namely: the bidding and implementation process; performance against objectives and the future potential of the approach. The evidence suggests that this form of transformational support appears to offer a better return than subsidy that supports the status quo or indeed patronage based support.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0966-6923
Keywords: Bus; Subsidy; Innovation; Kickstart
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 12172
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2008 21:22
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 15:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12172
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