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Partnerships between operators and public transport authorities. Working practices in relational contracting and collaborative partnerships

Hrelja, Robert LU ; Rye, Tom LU and Mullen, Caroline (2018) In Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 116. p.327-338
Abstract

Recent research on public transport has seen increasing focus on issues like coordination, collaboration and steering in complex governance settings. One of the themes in this field of research is related to partnership approaches, as one way of stimulating 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 analysis is based on interviews with operators and public... (More)

Recent research on public transport has seen increasing focus on issues like coordination, collaboration and steering in complex governance settings. One of the themes in this field of research is related to partnership approaches, as one way of stimulating 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 analysis 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.

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Collaboration, Governance, Organisation, Public transport, Relational contracting
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Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
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116
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12 pages
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Elsevier
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0965-8564
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10.1016/j.tra.2018.06.032
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  author       = {Hrelja, Robert and Rye, Tom and Mullen, Caroline},
  issn         = {0965-8564},
  keyword      = {Collaboration,Governance,Organisation,Public transport,Relational contracting},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  pages        = {327--338},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice},
  title        = {Partnerships between operators and public transport authorities. Working practices in relational contracting and collaborative partnerships},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.06.032},
  volume       = {116},
  year         = {2018},
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