Price elasticity of commuter mode choice: effect of a 20 per cent rail fare reduction

There have been very few studies undertaken on the comparative levels of price elasticities of travel demand derived from before after data and cross sectional demand models. A 20 per cent fare reduction in Sydney (Australia) in 1976 provided a suitable opportunity to undertake such a comparison. Furthermore the influence of misperception of actual fare changes and the role of other non cost factors were investigated so as to determine the true impact of the fare reduction on travel demand. After allowing for captive rail travellers, the cross price elasticity of demand is 0.14, Adding further support to the limited impact of fare changes on levels of public transport patronage (a).

  • Authors:
    • Hensher, D A
    • Bullock, R G
  • Publication Date: 1979-6


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  • Accession Number: 01439687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:28PM