Thredbo 13 Conference

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The 13th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport was held at St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK from Sunday 15 to Thursday 19 September 2013. The highly successful conference was attended by more than 160 delegates from 26 countries around the world. The conference featured plenary sessions and a series of intensive workshops based around keynote papers and a series of resource papers providing a range of international perspectives on each issue. There was a strong emphasis on the policy lessons that can be learnt from recent experience internationally and what issues warrant further investigation. The reports from the workshops and the plenary presentations may be downloaded below.

Workshop Reports

Plenary Presentations

Further presentations will be uploaded as permission is obtained for posting.

Opening Addresses

Plenary Presentations

Market initiative in public transport in Europe: recent developments
Didier van de Velde Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology and inno-V Consultancy, The Netherlands

Converging structures? Recent regulatory change in bus-based local public transport in Sweden and England
Tom Rye and Anders Wretstrand Department of Technology and Society, Lund University, Sweden

Developments in public transport governance in The Netherlands
Wijnand Veeneman Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and Didier van de Velde Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology and inno-V Consulting, The Netherlands

Incentive misalignment and cost implications of vertical separation in railways
Chris A. Nash Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK Andrew S. J. Smith Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds and Leeds University Business School, UK Didier van de Velde Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology and inno-V Consultancy, The Netherlands.

Pains and gains of a negotiated contract Lisa Seftel Transport Department, City of Johannesburg, South Africa Nelson Rikhotso Department of Transport, City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa

Evolution of public transportation PPPs in Latin America: the role of BRT in Mexico City and Santiago de Chile
Onesimo Flores Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA and Chris Zegras Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, USA

Barriers to planning and implementing BRT systems
Luis Antonio Lindau EMBARQ Brazil; Laboratório de Sistemas de Transportes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Dario Hidalgo EMBARQ Colombia Adriana de Almeida Lobo EMBARQ Mexico

Cost efficiency under negotiated performance-based contracts and benchmarking - are there gains through competitive tendering in the absence of an incumbent public monopolist? The Australian experience and evidence
David A. Hensher Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

The contracting of urban bus services - recent Australian developments
Ian Wallis Ian Wallis Associates Ltd, New Zealand and David Bray Economic and Policy Services Pty Ltd, Australia

Round Tables

Buses and local transport policy in Oxford - a presentation, with opportunities for discussion
Huw Jones Director for Environment and Economy, Oxfordshire County Council; Phil Southall Operations Director, Oxford Bus Company (part of the Go Ahead Group); Martin Sutton Managing Director, Stagecoach in Oxfordshire

Michael Beesley Award

The Thredbo 13 Michael Beesley Award was won by Chinh Ho from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia for his paper "Metrobuses in Sydney: how high capacity and high frequency services are benefiting the metropolitan fringe" (with Corinne Mulley). Honourable mention went to Andrea Rizvi, Department of Urban Planning, Columbia University, USA for her paper "Implementing Bus Rapid Transit: A tale of two Indian cities" (with Elliott Sclar).

Thredbo 13 Michael Beesley Award

Thredbo 13 Michael Beesley Award

Conference News

Thredbo 14

We are pleased to announce that the Thredbo 14 Conference will be held in Chile in 2015. The conference will be hosted by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the local director will be Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz.

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