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Discuss whether subsidies alone are a sufficient policy to halt the decline in
demand for local bus services (20 marks)



Recently, the demand for buses has been declining; many argue that this is due to the
inconvenience and unreliability of bus services, high fares and substitutes like cars
providing much…

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Discuss whether subsidies alone are a sufficient policy to halt the decline in
demand for local bus services (20 marks)



instead of other modes of transport and therefore increase demand for local bus
services.




However, there are many reasons why subsidies may not work. Firstly, it depends on
the size…

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Discuss whether subsidies alone are a sufficient policy to halt the decline in
demand for local bus services (20 marks)



demand to a bigger extent than just subsidising fares to those of lower income
groups.

Furthermore, perhaps a way of increasing demand for bus travel is to decrease
demand for…

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