Call for Abstracts of Thredbo 2014

12 / 21 / 2014

14th International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport

30th August to 3rd September 2015. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Santiago, Chile.


Call for Abstracts delivery date extended to Friday 23th of January 2015.

More information and applications here.

Papers are invited that address one of the following eight workshop themes of the conference.

  1. Innovations in service delivery and performance management
  2. Effective institutional relationships, regulatory frameworks and contract transition strategies
  3. Sustainable funding sources, and related cost/benefit measurements, for public transport
  4. Developing inter-modal transport systems
  5. Harnessing big data
  6. Reassessing public operations
  7. Market initiative: regulatory design, implementation and performance
  8. The wider economic, social and environmental impacts of public transport investment
Source: MTT

Source: MTT

The maximum word length for abstracts is 500 words. All abstracts must be prepared in English. Multiple abstract submissions are permitted however please be aware that only one oral presentation will be assigned per registered delegate for successful applicants. Only papers with an author who is a registered delegate and able to present the paper will be included in the final conference program. Your abstract will appear in the online program once you have registered for the conference. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting; changes or additions will not be accepted after the call for abstracts closes. Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference program committee and authors notified of the outcome by February 2015. Authors who submit an abstract with particular merit and fit to broad conference themes may be invited to prepare a paper for a plenary presentation.

Full papers will need to be submitted by 30 June 2015. Each paper must be prepared in Word using the template and guidelines provided and written in good English. Papers that fail to follow these instructions will not be included in the conference program. Presentations of papers will be a maximum of 15 minutes; standard audio visual equipment will be available for PowerPoint slides. A selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in a special edition of the Elsevier journal Research in Transportation Economics.



The Thredbo Series reviews the latest international developments in competition and ownership in land passenger transport, with reference to key political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental trends. The primary focus is on public transport, however, the conference also looks at important linkages between public transport and other sectors, in areas such as planning, policy, contracting, financing and funding. This includes the role of reforms in road pricing and of other policy instruments to discourage car use as part of an integrated package to grow demand for public transport. The conference series is intended to be inclusive with coverage of both developed and developing markets and of both formal and informal transport. A mark of its successful continuity as a series over 26 years has been the mix of key stakeholders sharing their experience, especially operators, regulators and government officials, as well as academics.

Source: Thredbo Conference