The setting-up of the employer transport tax in 1973-74 has endowed local authorities with important financial resources. This tax is levied in France on the equivalent of 1% of the total gross wages and salaries paid by all industrial employers to the benefit of local authorities. Recently, a new law has been passed in order to extend this action to all provincial metropolitan areas with a population exceeding 30,000. The government has undertaken surveys in order to assess the impact that this measure would have in several provincial cities. St Etienne is the example for this analysis. Discussed are the situation of public transport in the metropolitan area; the reform, which was threefold: (1) modification of the tariff structure by decreasing the relative price of the weekly season ticket for the lowest wages. (2) the use of the season ticket for all the network. (3) reorganisation of lines, improvement of image and scheduling; representations of the network and issues at stake regarding the semi-gratuitousness of public transport. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 282963. (TRRL)

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 283-301

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  • Accession Number: 00450448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM