Civic Report No. 30 November 2002


Competitive Contracting of Bus Service: A Better Deal for Riders and Taxpayers

Table 4: Bus Contracting in Europe (Change in Cost Per Kilometer)

System

Annual Riders
at end of period

Service Converted  at end of period

Change in Cost
per Km*

Time Period

London

1.19 billion

26%

-26%

198590

 

1.17 billion

57%

-44%

198595

 

1.3 billion

100%

-51%

19852000

Stockholm

380 million

100%

-20%

199199

Copenhagen

260 million

100%

-25%

198994

* operating costs per hour not available for European systems

Source: Wendell Cox Consultancy (www.publicpurpose.com)
Copenhagen figure provided to authors by Danish transportation officials.

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