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Title: Kick starting growth in bus patronage : targeting support at the margins
Authors: Bristow, Abigail L.
Enoch, Marcus P.
Zhang, Lian
Greensmith, Claire
James, Norman
Potter, Stephen
Keywords: Bus
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: BRISTOW, A.L. ... et al, 2008. Kick starting growth in bus patronage : targeting support at the margins. Journal of Transport Geography, 16 (6). pp. 408-418
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: 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.
Description: This article was accepted for publication in the journal, Journal of Transport Geography [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09666923
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3207
ISSN: 0966-6923
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