Analysis of the Technical Efficiency of Urban Bus Services in Spain Based on SBM Models

Jordá Lope, Pablo and Cascajo Jiménez, Rocío and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés (2012). Analysis of the Technical Efficiency of Urban Bus Services in Spain Based on SBM Models. "ISRN Civil Engineering", v. 2012 (n. 6); pp. 1-13. ISSN 2090-5106. https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/984758.

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Title: Analysis of the Technical Efficiency of Urban Bus Services in Spain Based on SBM Models
Author/s:
  • Jordá Lope, Pablo
  • Cascajo Jiménez, Rocío
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: ISRN Civil Engineering
Date: 2012
ISSN: 2090-5106
Volume: 2012
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Faculty: Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 20201
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/20201/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:20201
DOI: 10.5402/2012/984758
Official URL: http://www.hindawi.com/isrn/ce/2012/984758/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Sep 2013 17:51
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 22:45
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