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Costs in Swedish Public Transport : An analysis of cost drivers and cost efficiency in public transport contracts

Vigren, Andreas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: KTH, Transportvetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
During the last seven years, the total cost for Swedish public transport provision has increased by over 30 percent in real terms according to figures from the government agency Transport Analysis. A similar pattern is found if considering a longer time span. Part of the cost increase can be attributed to an increased supply, and part is due to price increases on input factors that are measured by an industry index produced by the public transport industry. The fact that about half of the costs in Swedish public transport are covered by public funds calls for responsibility in how these funds are used, and this means that information about cost drivers and cost ...
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