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Multi-level governance in public transport: Governmental layering and its influence on public transport service solutions

Wijnand Veeneman and Corinne Mulley ()

Research in Transportation Economics, 2018, vol. 69, issue C, 430-437

Abstract: Public transport is supported by governments to deliver social and environmental objectives through public value established through the instrument of a subsidised transport services for its inhabitants and visitors. In the current literature on public transport policy and governance, governments are generally seen as singular: the transport authority or the government. However, as has been well researched in administrative science, governments are not as singular and not as unitary as assumed by this literature. Different governments in an area operate on various scales of jurisdictions and their actions in a specific policy field are generally mutually dependent. These different levels of government do not necessarily coordinate their policies, as the scale differences drive different perspectives and objectives. This is conceptualised as multi-level governance with documented issues and practices that resonate in the provision of urban public transport.

Keywords: Multi-level governance; Public transport; Funding (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H11 R42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2018.07.005

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