NineSquared is a specialist economic consulting and commercial advisory firm focused on helping governments and companies make great decisions and achieve your goals and objectives.
Our principals and staff are experienced, senior level practitioners who have worked in and advised government and private sector clients about a range of commercial and economic issues, primarily relating to transportation and the mining and natural resources sectors. Broadly, our expertise lies in the fields of transport, resources and regulatory economics, policy development and analysis and advising on commercial arrangements between government and the private sector as well as arrangements between companies operating within regulated environments.
Our combined public and private sector experience means that we are well placed to provide our clients with deep understanding of both the public and private sectors and the interface between them.
2018 Fare Benchmarking Report
Bus, rail and ferry fares are often subject to scrutiny and questioning by customers, funders and the media as well as a range of other stakeholders concerned with ensuring an effective and efficient use of resources while achieving mobility outcomes.
Last year we compared fares and ticket products in 31 cities across North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Africa, Latin America and each of the capital cities in Australia by estimating how long a person would have to work at the minimum wage to afford a return ticket. This year we added five additional cities – Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Bangalore in India, Moscow in Russia, Oslo in Norway, and Sao Paulo in Brazil – to take the number of cities included in this report to 36. Between these 36 cities there are 43 different fare structures, tickets or prices