EVANSTON ROUTE - FREE FARE DEMONSTRATION

A STRIKE BY THE EVANSTON BUS COMPANY AND THEIR SUBSEQUENT RELEASE FROM THEIR OPERATING CHARTER LED THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA) TO INITIATE A THREE WEEK LONG FREE-FARE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT. DURING THE PROJECT FREE RIDES WERE OFFERED WITHIN EVANSTON AND WILMETTE ON THE CTA RAPID TRANSIT ROUTE LEADING TO A 200% INCREASE IN RIDERSHIP. THE INTENT OF THE PROJECT WAS TO PROVIDE NEEDED SERVICE IN AN AREA EXPERIENCING SEVERE TRANSIT DIFFICULTIES DUE TO THE BUS STRIKE, AS WELL AS TO DETERMINE THE VOLUME OF RIDERSHIP GENERATED BY MAKING FREE SERVICE AVAILABLE. DATA WAS COLLECTED ON RIDERSHIP AS INDICATED BY REGISTRATION BY OPERATING EMPLOYEES, RIDERSHIP BY STATION AS INDICATED BY PASSENGER COUNTS, AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC IN THE "L" CORRIDOR, COMMERCIAL BUSINESS FLUCTUATIONS IN EVANSTON CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, AND ROUND TRIPS MADE TO SKOKIE. THE DATA AND METHODS ARE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No RP-X73485
  • Corporate Authors:

    CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY

    CHICAGO, IL  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1982 12:00AM