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Taxi Licensing Policy 1985-1991.

Toner, J.P. (1992) Taxi Licensing Policy 1985-1991. Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.

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Abstract

This paper reviews the effects of the 1985 Transport Act in the Taxi Industry, drawing on the results of surveys of local authorities in 1988, 1989 and 1991. Overall, we find that the Transport Act has had limited success in achieving its objectives. In restricted markets, a substantial and increasing licence premium is enjoyed by licence holders. In deregulated districts, we see generally lower standards of quality enforcement and severe shortages of rank capacity. We think the use of passenger working time as the sole intention for determining regulatory policy is likely to perpetuate these problems, and thus a review of regulation is required so that a better compromise between competing objectives can be achieved.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 18 May 2007
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 14:59
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 382
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2190

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