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Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid TransitAn international and interdisciplinary perspective$
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Juan Carlos Munoz and Laurel Paget-Seekins

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447326168

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447326168.001.0001

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Designing bus concession contracts

Designing bus concession contracts

(p.127) Seven Designing bus concession contracts
Restructuring public transport through Bus Rapid Transit

Patricia Galilea

Marco Batarce

Policy Press

When transport authorities decide to contract private operators to provide bus services, it should be carefully done. Contracting is complex since it seeks to align public and private interests and it should be thoroughly done because renegotiating is expensive and complicated. In this chapter we will give some light into the design of bus concession contracts. We will review the types of contracts used in practice and while we compare them we will show the importance of the context where this contract is being designed. We will also comment on the key elements that authorities must decide whether to put them in the contract. We will revise four concession contract implementations in developing economies. Finally, we will discuss about challenges and potential problems that arise with contracting a bus operator.

Keywords:   contract, bus services, developing economies

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