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The impact of governance development models on urban rail efficiency

Jain, Priyanka; Cullinane, Sharon; Cullinane, Kevin


Priyanka Jain

Sharon Cullinane

Kevin Cullinane


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.


Jain, P., Cullinane, S., & Cullinane, K. (2008). The impact of governance development models on urban rail efficiency. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 42, 1238-1250.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008
Deposit Date Apr 10, 2014
Print ISSN 0965-8564
Electronic ISSN 1879-2375
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Pages 1238-1250
Keywords Urban railways; Efficiency; Ownership models; Governance; DEA;
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