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Partnership working between operators and public transport authorities. Qualities and working practices for functioning collaboration

  Recent research on public transport has seen more focus on issues like coordination, collaboration and steering in complex governance settings. One of the themes in this field of research is related to various partnership approaches, as one way of stimulating a functioning collaboration between formally independent private and public organisations. The aim of this paper is to explore the role and function of partnerships as a way of supporting well-functioning public transport networks and services in fragmented institutional settings. The empirical focus is on partnerships between operators and public (transport) authorities in two different legal settings: England and Sweden. The paper analyses is based on interviews with operators and public transport authorities in two metropolitan regions in each country where innovative partnership working has been developed to deal with various types of barriers to delivering better public transport. The results show the key qualities of these partnerships that are required for them to function. Although the regulatory contexts are very different, the partnership qualities are very similar in both cases.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    14 August 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    388 Transportation; ground transportation

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Rye, T., Hrelja, R., & Mullen, C. (2017, August). Partnership working between operators and public transport authorities. Qualities and working practices for functioning collaboration. Paper presented at International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport, Stockholm

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