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Title: Western Isles Ferry Fares Mechanism Study, A Report For Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Author(s): McQuaid, Ronald
Greig, Malcolm
Baird, Alfred
Pedersen, Roy
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Citation: McQuaid R, Greig M, Baird A & Pedersen R (2006) Western Isles Ferry Fares Mechanism Study, A Report For Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. Western Isles Council. Employment Research Institute and Pedersen Consulting.
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Date Deposited: 11-Nov-2013
Publisher: Employment Research Institute and Pedersen Consulting
Abstract: Napier University's Employment Research Institute and Transport Research Institute Maritime Research Group, in partnership with Pedersen Consulting were commissioned by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to undertake a study into alternative ferry fare mechanisms in the Western Isles. The key purpose of this study is to examine the methods and benefits of re-casting the fares and charges regime in the Western Isles, with the aim of increasing traffic volume and income on island ferry services and thereby enhance the economic performance of the Western Isles. In light of this, the specific goals of this study are to achieve the following. - To assess the current ferry operation under the existing fare pattern. - To identify potential ferry fare and operational models that could be applied or adapted to Western Isles ferry routes. - To assess the economic and social impact of the models identified above if applied to Western Isles ferry routes. - To recommend the most effective ferry fare mechanism and operational model for stimulating economic growth and social stability in the Western Isles. The findings of this study will allow the Comhairle to assess the likely impact of each alternative scenario on the economy of the Western Isles and will inform decision making on the best choice of mechanism to take forward. The report has been discussed in detail with Caledonian MacBrayne and reflects their comments, although all opinions remain those of the authors.
Type: Research Report
Rights: The commissioning body has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Conducted for Western Isles Council.
Affiliation: Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University
Pedersen Consulting

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