Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company

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The Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited (本州四国連絡高速道路株式会社 Honshū-shikoku-renraku-kōsoku-dōro-kabushikigaisha?), abbreviated as JB本四高速 (JB honshi-kōsoku) in Japanese or HSBE in English, operates the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto, Nishiseto, and Seto-Chūō expressways and their respective bridges between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, Japan. It is headquartered in Chūō-ku, Kōbe, Hyōgo Prefecture.[1]

The company was established on October 1, 2005 as a result of the privatization of its predecessor, the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority, itself a successor to the Japan Highway Public Corporation.[2] The company is responsible for maintaining the three expressways and bridge systems between Honshu and Shikoku,[3] as well as the management of the Seto-Ōhashi railway line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "HSBE Corporate Profile". Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  2. ^ Mizutani, Fumitoshi; Uranishi, Shuji (2006). "Privatization of the Japan Highway Public Corporation: Policy Assessment" (pdf). 46th Congress for the European Regional Science Association. Volos, Greece. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Using guide of Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway". Retrieved 2009-11-30. 

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