EFFECT OF FARE REDUCTIONS ON PUBLIC TRANSIT RIDERSHIP, 1974

Report describing reduced transit fare programs in the US and Canada and their effects on ridership and costs. Data are from information provided by transit systems and from published sources through 1974. Contents: A. Introduction and study methodology, with listing of reduced fare programs in US and Canada, and 2 tables showing passenger travel demand elasticity computations. B. Program descriptions: senior citizen reduced fare programs in 19 cities and reduced base fare programs in 11 cities, with 4 tables showing costs and percent increase in ridership for each program; free fare programs in 4 cities and promotional fare programs in 2 cities. C. Summary and conclusions, with 1 table showing percent increases in ridership due to fare reduction programs. D. Appendix listing of senior citizen reduced fare programs, 1966-73, by city, including date implemented, qualifications and identification requirements, hours of operation, change in ridership, and estimated profit or loss; free fare programs and special reduced fares and procedures for the blind, handicapped, unemployed, and welfare recipients, footnotes and bibliography. Data are from information provided by transit systems and from published sources through 1974.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Caruoto, J R
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TSR, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM