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Franchising: a next best solution for cities

20 May 2011
The West Yorkshire plans for Quality Contracts have received implicit endorsement
The West Yorkshire plans for Quality Contracts have received implicit endorsement
 

Franchising of bus routes could be the way to encourage greater competition in some local bus markets, says the Commission. 

It admits that replacing competition on the road with competition for exclusive operating rights is not its preferred remedy to market failure.

“Our general preference is for remedies that provide the basis for effective and sustained competition in the market compared with those that promote competition ‘for the market’,” it says....

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