The impact of governance development models on urban rail efficiency

Priyanka Jain, Sharon Cullinane, Kevin Cullinane

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    Influenced by the twin forces of globalization and urbanization, many cities are developing urban rail transit systems (URTS). The policies and ownership structures within which they are developed have a profound impact upon their efficiency. This paper analyzes the relationship between ownership structure and technical efficiency through the application of data envelopment analysis (DEA). A comparative analysis of 15 URTS reveals that, among the different available governance development models, privatization has a direct and positive bearing upon enhancing efficiency. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1238-1250
    Number of pages13
    JournalTransportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


    • DEA
    • Efficiency
    • Governance
    • Ownership models
    • Urban railways


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