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South East Europe Rail & Public Transport Development 2013

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5 June 2013, Belgrade

Helping to upgrade transport systems

Issue 1 2005, Past issues  •  1 April 2005  •  James Abbott Technical Editor

Many transport operators are buying in technical expertise – deregulation and privatisation are strengthening this trend. Consultancies are benefiting as a result.

Consultancies have come a long way in the past few decades, changing as their customers have changed. Not so long ago, public transport systems in Europe were almost exclusively in the hands of public sector operators. Back then, consultancies were generally offshoots of the state operators which were set up to advise cities in less developed parts of the world on ways in which to upgrade their public transport systems.