Implications of the Perth public transport flat fare system

In Australia, Perth is the only capital city with a flat fare system, introduced in August 1974 together with the integration of the suburban rail and the bus system. This paper assesses the impact of the introduction of the flat fare based on before and after data; ie, the impact on the operator as well as the impact on the public transport riders. Immediate and long term benefits and flow on future possibilities to enhance the efficiency of public transport operation are discussed. Public attitudes towards the new fare system are also presented based on on board bus and rail interviews. (A)


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  • Pagination: 197-213

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  • Accession Number: 01440897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:17PM