FREE TRANSIT REVISITED

THE EVIDENCE ON OPERATING EXPERIENCE AND DETAILED QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS INDICATE THAT TRIPMAKERS ARE NOT VERY SENSITIVE TO TRANSIT FARES BUT ARE RELATIVELY MUCH MORE SENSITIVE TO TRANSIT SERVICE. THERE IS LITTLE HOPE THAT MANY AUTO TRAVELERS CAN BE DIVERTED TO TRANSIT THROUGH FREE OR REDUCED FARES. THE COSTS OF FREE TRANSIT ARE VERY HIGH ALTHOUGH IT WOULD PROVIDE MANY OF THE BENEFITS ATTRIBUTED TO IT. FOR A SMALL FRACTION OF THE COST OF NO-FARE TRANSIT, SERVICE COULD BE IMPROVED VERY SUBSTANTIALLY WHILE GIVING MANY OF THE SAME BENEFITS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Policy

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  • Authors:
    • Kraft, G
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 79-105
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1982 12:00AM