versement de compensations tarifaires

English translation: explanation - for a French context

08:04 Apr 14, 2005
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French term or phrase: versement de compensations tarifaires
The same tramline call for tender:
"Le concessionnaire sera rémunéré par la perception du prix du service auprès des usagers, la perception de recettes annexes (publicité, etc.), le versement de compensations tarifaires et une subvention forfaitaire d'exploitation."

I am supposing in this case that perception = versement, i.e. the concessionnaire "collects" this money in form of revenues. Any ideas for compensations tarifaires?
Amanda Grey
France
Local time: 00:17
English translation:explanation - for a French context
Explanation:
"compensations tarifaires" is usually money granted by the State to a transport operator to compensate for the fact that the State imposes artifically low prices on him. The fares charged in France for train, tram and bus services are artificially low to the consumer - to encourage people to take public transport - and the money earned by the operator falls far short of his needs to cover his costs. A "contract" is therefore signed with the State or the local/regional authority (especially now with devolution) whereby the auuthority agrees to make up all or part of the shortfall.

This is therefore compensation for officially imposed fares/rates/charges

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So the income of the concession holder (you can call him a \"concessionaire\" (note the spelling) will come from the fares charged to users/raised of users (raised here is a very \"railway\" word), revenue from other sources (i.e. advertising - think hoardings), \"tariff compensation\" (more on that above) and a lump-sum operating subsidy

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Note added at 2005-04-14 08:22:35 (GMT)
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www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/ committees/lg/reports-05/lgr05-03-04.htm

The share of funding for public transport operations borne by
passengers in London is also very high by international standards. In 2000/01, nearly 100 per cent of the direct operating costs of London’s bus services was funded from fares and from the boroughs through concessionary fare compensation. On the Underground, revenue from
fares exceeded day-to-day operating costs by 30 per cent.

concessionary fare compensation......
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explanation - for a French context


Explanation:
"compensations tarifaires" is usually money granted by the State to a transport operator to compensate for the fact that the State imposes artifically low prices on him. The fares charged in France for train, tram and bus services are artificially low to the consumer - to encourage people to take public transport - and the money earned by the operator falls far short of his needs to cover his costs. A "contract" is therefore signed with the State or the local/regional authority (especially now with devolution) whereby the auuthority agrees to make up all or part of the shortfall.

This is therefore compensation for officially imposed fares/rates/charges

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Note added at 2005-04-14 08:15:28 (GMT)
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So the income of the concession holder (you can call him a \"concessionaire\" (note the spelling) will come from the fares charged to users/raised of users (raised here is a very \"railway\" word), revenue from other sources (i.e. advertising - think hoardings), \"tariff compensation\" (more on that above) and a lump-sum operating subsidy

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Note added at 2005-04-14 08:22:35 (GMT)
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www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/ committees/lg/reports-05/lgr05-03-04.htm

The share of funding for public transport operations borne by
passengers in London is also very high by international standards. In 2000/01, nearly 100 per cent of the direct operating costs of London’s bus services was funded from fares and from the boroughs through concessionary fare compensation. On the Underground, revenue from
fares exceeded day-to-day operating costs by 30 per cent.

concessionary fare compensation......


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