Toward Renewing Public Transit: Competitive Tendering Can Reduce Costs and Improve Service

It is difficult to envisage a reform of public transit in Quebec without the spectre of privatization brandished. Over the last 15 years, however, public authorities in many metropolitan areas the world have established alternative strategies for developing and managing urban transport necessarily resorting to privatization. Their success has provided for a renewal of public transit.

This article is a reproduction of MEI’s Economic Note entitled The road to renewing public transit on public-private partnerships in transit systems.

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