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Analysis of the technical efficiency of urban bus services in Spain based on SBM models
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
During the first decade of the new millennium, fueled by the economic development in Spain, urban bus services were extended. Since the years 2008 and 2009, the root of the economic crisis, the improvement of these services is at risk due to economic problems. In this paper, the technical efficiency of the main urban bus companies in Spain during the 2004?2009 period are studied using SBM (slack-based measures) models and by establishing the slacks in the services' production inputs. The influence of a series of exogenous variables on the operation of the different services is also analyzed. It is concluded that only the 24% of the case studies are efficient, and some urban form variables can explain part of the inefficiency. The methodology used allows studying the inefficiency in a disaggregated way that other DEA (data envelopment analysis) models do not.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
ISRN Civil Engineering
ISBN
2090-5106
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
2012
Journal number
6
From page
1
To page
13
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Pablo Jordá Lope (UPM)
  • Autor: Rocío Cascajo Jiménez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
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