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The Hobart taxi industry : an evaluation


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Maclean, Charles 1986 , 'The Hobart taxi industry : an evaluation', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This study investigates the regulation of the taxi industry
in Hobart. The economic rationale behind the present
control of the industry is questioned. The amendments to
the Tasmanian Traffic Amendment (Public Vehicles) Act 1983
have provided a different brand of taxi industry regulation
compared to those in other areas of Australia.
The study reviews the factors which led to the 1983 Traffic
Amendment Act reforms and concludes that on economic grounds
further changes are justified.
Chapter 1 outlines the programme of investigation. Chapter
2 presents a background on factors which have led to the
existing system of regulation and identifies problems with
the existing system. Chapter 3 considers whether regulation
is required and the effects of controlling both fares and
the number of taxis. Chapter 4 describes the existing
tariff structure and proposes a peak load pricing solution
for the demand conditions found in Hobart. Chapter 5
proposes new directions for the industry based on the
findings of earlier chapters.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Maclean, Charles
Keywords: Taxicabs
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Thesis (M.Trans.Ec.)--University of Tasmania, 1987. Bibliography: leaves 87-88

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