Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68361
Authors: 
Maertens, Sven
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] Wirtschaftsdienst [ISSN:] 1613978X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 92 [Year:] 2012 [Issue:] 8 [Pages:] 554-562
Abstract: 
Das Personenbeförderungsgesetz steht vor einer Novellierung, die auch Busfernverkehre in Deutschland zulassen soll. Der Gesetzentwurf der Bundesregierung sorgt für heftige Diskussionen zwischen Wissenschaftlern, Politikern und Verbandsvertretern. Der Autor gibt einen Überblick und macht Vorschläge für eine effiziente Ausgestaltung der Marktliberalisierung.
Abstract (Translated): 
Intercity coach traffic in Germany is virtually prohibited, in order to protect the rail network. From an economic perspective, this regulation is not legitimate, as allowing long distance coach transportation would not result in any market failures. A recent draft law from the German government includes a proposal to permit coach transport on longer routes and is therefore considered to be an important step toward a more effi cient and competitive transport system. However, the exact set-up of the opening of the market is still being discussed intensely. This paper summarises and critically reviews the current discussion. In addition, the non-availability of coach terminals in most German cities is identified as a major issue with regard to the opening of the market.
JEL: 
L92
L98
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Document Type: 
Article

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