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Public transport authorities’ use of cost-benefit analysis in practice
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics, TEK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9219-8493
Trafikanalys.
2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Public transport services in Sweden are in 2016 worth over 40,000 million SEK annually, and the planning is carried out mostly by the Public Transport Authorities (PTA). Given the national goals for transport and infrastructure, economic efficiency is essential also in public transport operations. In 2003, Ljungberg (2007) sought to answer to which extent PTAs use Cost-Benefit Analyses (CBA), a methodology to assess economic efficiency, in their planning of operations and infrastructure. It was found that CBA is seldom used. This paper tries to answer the same question, but for the year 2016. The aim is, like Ljungberg (2007), to see to what extent PTAs are using CBA today, but also to investigate whether there have been any changes compared to the previous study.

A survey was sent to all Swedish PTAs with questions regarding current, previous, and projected future use of CBA. Questions about knowledge of reference materials and why the organization use (or do not use) CBA was asked. The main results are that most PTAs are not using CBA as decision support. For those who does, the method is used mostly for investments in payment systems and major line or traffic changes. When comparing the usage of CBA across different investment categories, the only statistically significant change from the 2003-study is an increased usage when changing fare structure. The PTAs seem not regard a lack of economic resources a reason for not using CBA. Rather, lack of knowledge and more reliance on other types of decision support are the reasons.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Centre for transport studies , 2017. , 26 p.
Series
CTS Working Paper, 2017:8
Keyword [en]
Public transport, Transport authority, Cost benefit analysis, Questionnaire, Investment, Tariff, Lnowledge
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Economics
Research subject
00 Road: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, 02 Road: Economics; 10 Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, 111 Road: Public transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-11851OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-11851DiVA: diva2:1104622
Available from: 2017-06-01 Created: 2017-06-01 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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