Competition for Public Transport Services

Institutional Framework and Empirical Evidence of Bus Services in Germany

  • Arne┬áBeck

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arne Beck
      Pages 7-10
    3. Arne Beck
      Pages 11-14
  3. The German Institutional Framework

  4. Competition for Non-Commercial Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Arne Beck
      Pages 137-154
  5. Competition for Commercial Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
  6. Conclusions and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Arne Beck
      Pages 191-195
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-235

About this book


This book evaluates the successes, failures, and factors that influence the competition for public bus transport services. Using Germany as a case study, the author explains the dichotomous system of a market with licenses for commercial services, where operators are granted exclusivity, and licenses for non-commercial services, where supplementary direct subsidies are tendered out by public transport authorities. The empirical analysis is based on primary data usually not publicly available, and supplemented by numerous expert interviews. The book aims to provide a basic understanding of the players and their options, offer insights into the German model, and make policy recommendations for those whose goal is to increase competition.


Competition Entry Barriers Public Transport Services Regulation Tendering

Authors and affiliations

  • Arne┬áBeck
    • 1
  1. 1.civity Management ConsultantsBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2801-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2802-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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