Intercity Bus Passenger Transport: Structure, Performance and Regulatory Challenges
Newton De Castro
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Faculdade de Administracao e Ciencias Contabeis - FACC
This paper analyzes the structure and performance of the intercity bus passenger transport in Brazil. The interstate segment of the sector is regulated by the Federal Government and faces increasing competition by auto and air transportation. The regulatory regime of the sector is reviewed with emphasis on the requirements for the entrance of new firms. Selected performance and demand indicators are discussed, as well as the present organization of the sector. The main conclusions point in the direction of the pressing need for federal policy definitions regarding inter-regional personal mobility and sectoral regulation.
Note: Downloadable document is in Portuguese.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: bus transport, regulation, Brazil
JEL Classification: L92, R48working papers series
Date posted: November 16, 2008
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