The OECD holds a roundtable on methods for allocating contracts for the provision of regional and local transportation services

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegates’ submissions, as well as the panellists’ presentations and papers, several points emerge: (1) Restrictions on the number of licences in taxi markets are a key impediment to competition and to the delivery of its benefits to consumers. Current reform proposals in the state of Victoria (Australia) aim to gradually increase competition in taxi markets by increasing the number of licences through the issue of an unlimited number of licences at a fixed price whose real costs will decline over time. This novel approach is likely to be politically acceptable, as the costs imposed on existing licence owners by the reform are relatively small and spread over time, while benefits will accrue more

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on methods for allocating contracts for the provision of regional and local transportation services, 1 February 2013, e-Competitions February 2013, Art. N° 85601

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