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  • 01/15

    What is Rail Efficiency and How Can It Be Changed?

    published in: OECD Discussion Paper Nr 2014-23

    Dr Heiner Bente
    Author

    Assessing railway efficiency is complex for a number of reasons. Railways produce a wide range of outputs including passenger service, freight service and, in some cases, separated infrastructure...

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    Dr Heiner Bente (civity)
    Author
  • 03/14

    Breakthrough to competition in regional bus transport

    published in: Der Nahverkehr 03/2014

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    Due to a ruling of the higher administrative court, published in spring 2013, regional bus transport now has to be tendered in Austria.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 06/13

    Railway Efficiency: An Overview and a Look at Opportunities for Improvement

    published in: International Transport Forum/OECD Discussion Papers 05/2013

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Dr. Arne Beck, Dr. Heiner Bente and Martin Schilling completed the paper for the International Transport Forum’s (ITF/OECD) Summit in May 2013. Key indicators reveal significant efficiency gaps...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Dr Heiner Bente (civity)
    Authors
  • 05/13

    Factors Affecting Tender Prices in Local Bus Transport – Evidence from Germany

    published in: Journal of Transport Economics and Policy " 05/2013

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    Competitive tendering of local bus services in Germany has received increased attention. Employing Seemingly Unrelated Regression analyses, we observe that prices have regionally varying determinants.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 04/13

    Market oriented tendering strategy for bus transport services

    published in: DER NAHVERKEHR 04/2007

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    The article explains our development of a long term awarding strategy to secure a high level of competition and efficient services.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Roland Schmidt
    Christian Wagner
    Authors
  • 04/12

    Competition for Public Transport Services – Institutional Framework and...

    published at: Springer, Heidelberg

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    This book evaluates the successes, failures, and factors that influence the competition for public bus transport services.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 03/12

    The distinction between commercial and non-commercial bus services in Germany

    published in: Transport Policy 01/2012

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    German public transport services by bus are characterised by a regulatory framework that distinguishes between commercial and non-commercial services.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 03/11

    German Verkehrsverbund organisations in between operators and authorities

    published in: Der Nahverkehr 3/2011

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Public transport agencies (Verkehrsverbünde) are a central part of the market organisation of local public transport services in Germany. But where does the road currently go to?

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Marc-Oliver Wille
    Authors
  • 01/11

    Barriers to Entry in Rail Passenger Services

    published in: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 11(1), 01/2011

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    Empirical Evidence for Tendering Procedures in Germany

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 12/10

    Tender Prices in Bus Transport in Germany – Alternative Regression Techniques

    published as: KIT Working Paper 13, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    Competitive tendering of local bus services in Germany has received increased attention. Employing Seemingly Unrelated Regression analyses, we observe that prices have regionally varying determinants.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 12/10

    The ‘customer balance’ – an initiative to promote transparency in the water...

    Published in: energie wasser-praxis 12/2010 – DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) Jahresrevue (annual review)

    Friederike Lauruschkus et al.
    Authors

    Prices for drinking water are subject to increasing scrutiny from the media, public, competition regulators and politicians.

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    Friederike Lauruschkus (civity) Dr. Jörg Rehberg (bdew)
    Authors
  • 11/10

    Experiences with Competitive Tendering of Bus Services in Germany

    published in: Transport Reviews 11/2010

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    After a long transition period with only a few isolated procedures for competitive tendering, the market for German public transport bus services has seen numerous such tenders in recent years. The...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 07/10

    Commercial Public Bus Transport Services In Germany: How A Market In Motion...

    published in: Research in Transportation Economics Volume 29, Issue 1, 07/2010

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    The paper has been awarded with the Michael Beesley Award - Honorable Mention for best WS Paper at the Thredbo 11 - International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 06/10

    Workshop report – Beyond competitive tendering

    published in: Research in Transportation Economics Volume 29, Issue 1, 07/2010

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Based on positive experiences in Great Britain and Scandinavian countries, introducing competitive tendering of exclusive contracts was discussed as the preferred way to organise local public...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Didier van de Velde (Primary author)
    Authors
  • 06/10

    Building High Speed Lines in Democratic Nations

    Speech, Rudin Center’s for Transportation Policy and Management’s, New York, 16.06.2010

    Frank Zschoche
    Author

    Confronting the Challenges Presented by a Democratic Society

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    Frank Zschoche (civity)
    Author
  • 06/10

    Competitive tendering of public bus transport services in Germany: Development...

    Speech, Conference "Municipal Infrastructure Management", Berlin, 11.06.2010

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Based on an analysis of 157 tendering procedures influencing factors for tender prices in Germany will be described. These factors vary between different regions.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Matthias Walter
    Authors
  • 09/09

    Revenues under pressure

    published in: Müll und Abfall 10/2009

    Friederike Lauruschkus et al.
    Authors

    Comparing the sustainability of tariff models for waste management companies in the context of demographic change and declining waste volumes.

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    Friederike Lauruschkus (civity) Thomas Temme
    Authors
  • 08/09

    Beyond Competitive Tendering (as Co-Editor / als Mitherausgeber)

    Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation, Delft (NL)

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Didier van de Velde (Primary author)
    Wijnand Veeneman (Secondary author)
    Authors
  • 04/09

    Seeking Cost Efficiency Through Benchmarking

    published in: Railway Gazette International 04/2009

    Klaus Wittmeier
    Author

    In order to learn from international best practice, Amtrak has started to benchmark its infrastructure performance and expenditure against a group of European operators.

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    Klaus Wittmeier (civity)
    Author
  • 04/09

    Competition for licences to operate commercial services

    published in: Der Nahverkehr 04/2009

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Competition for licences to operate commercial services exclusively has become more common in Germany in recent years as a study shows.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Marc-Oliver Wille
    Authors
  • 03/09

    To tender or not to tender – The unanswered German question

    published as CNI Working Paper 2009-03

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    The regulatory environment for all sectors of public transport in Germany was changed during market reform in the mid-nineties. The political objectives were to introduce competition and thus enhance...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 03/09

    Distinction between commercial and non-commercial bus services in Germany:...

    published as CNI Working Paper 2009-03

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    German public transport services by bus are characterized by a regulatory framework that distinguishes between commercial and non-commercial services. This paper shows opportunities for action for...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 12/08

    Competitive tendering of regional rail passenger services in Germany

    Entry barriers and incentives within awarding procedures

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    Based on 30 procedure this book, available in German only, evaluates the market framework, identifies barriers to entry, presents incentives used and deviates success factors for awarding procedures...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 08/08

    Development of tender prices for local public transport bus services

    published in: Internationales Verkehrswesen 9/2008

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Analysis of tender prices and influencing factors based on data provided by the major German public transport agencies RMV, MVV and HVV

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Karen Wanner
    Authors
  • 05/08

    Competition for commercial services in Germany

    published in: Nahverkehrspraxis 05/2008

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    An often underestimated risk for public authorities, licensing authorities and businesses.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Dr Mirko Schnell
    Authors
  • 01/08

    Contracting in urban public transport

    Report published by European Commission – DG TREN, 01/2008

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Based on an analysis of 34 different cases from varying EU member states, this report provides general guidance as to the development and awarding of contracts to operators of public transport

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Didier van de Velde (Primary author)
    Jan-Coen van Elburg
    Kai-Henning Terschüren
    Authors
  • 12/07

    Germany's contrasting approaches to competitive tendering

    published in: Railway Gazette International, 12/2007

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Regional passenger rail services across Germany have increasingly been put out to competitive tender. The approach varies from region to region, as case studies in Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Ingo Kühl
    Authors
  • 11/07

    Competition for commercial services: Problems within the awarding procedure

    published in: Verkehr und Technik 11/2007

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    The article discusses the main pitfalls of the specific German awarding procedure "competition for commercial services".

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 09/07

    Which factors determine the success of public transport fare systems?

    Published in: Der Nahverkehr 09/2007

    Stefan Weigele et al.
    Authors

    Results of a Germany-wide study.

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    Stefan Weigele (civity) Thomas Krautscheid
    Christian Grotemeier
    Authors
  • 08/07

    Which factors determine the success of fare systems in public transport?

    published in: Der Nahverkehr 09/2007

    Stefan Weigele et al.
    Authors

    Results of a nationwide study of fare systems in Germany

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    Stefan Weigele (civity) Thomas Krautscheid
    Christian Grotemeier
    Authors
  • 08/07

    What are the effects of competitive tenderings on bus services?

    published in: Der Nahverkehr 7-8/2007

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Evaluation of the results of competitive tenderng in Germany during the past ten years

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Karen Wanner
    Authors
  • 06/07

    The foundations of price planning considering socio-economic and socio-...

    Published in the Handbuch der kommunalen Verkehrsplanung 06/2007

    Stefan Weigele
    Author

    On average, less than 50% of German public transport costs are covered by fares alone. In other words, today’s customers bear less than 50% of the costs of public transport, while the remaining 50%...

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    Stefan Weigele (civity)
    Author
  • 03/07

    FareBench: an international comparison of public transport pricing systems

    Published in: Nahverkehrspraxis 04/2007

    Stefan Weigele et al.
    Authors

    The results of the fare comparison provide an overview of the very different public transport pricing system structures in place around the world, allowing some key conclusions to be drawn.

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    Stefan Weigele (civity) Dr. Knut Petersen
    Almuth Wagner-Davidsmeyer
    Authors
  • 03/07

    L’effet des mises au concours des transports ferroviaires régionaux en Allemagne

    publier en: La Vie économique – Revue de politique économique, 2007 (3), 18-20

    Dr Arne Beck et al.
    Authors

    Les expériences avec les procédures de mise au concours des prestations ferroviaires sont largement positives en Allemagne. Dans les cas d’espèce étudiés, la qualité offerte aux voyageurs s’est...

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity) Ingo Kühl
    Christoph Schaaffkamp
    Authors
  • 04/06

    The Winner’s Curse

    published in: Der Nahverkehr 04/2006

    Dr Arne Beck
    Author

    Winning a tender in the sector of public transport is risky with respect to the feasibility of suffering unplanned losses.

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    Dr Arne Beck (civity)
    Author
  • 09/04

    Yield Management: Revenue benchmarking for public transport companies

    published in: Der Nahverkehr 10/2004

    Stefan Weigele et al.
    Authors

    Report on a Revenue Benchmarking project

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    Stefan Weigele (civity) Dr. Knut Petersen
    Dr. Tilman Colberg
    Almuth Wagner-Davidsmeyer
    Authors
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