Fare revenue is closely intertwined with two other areas of transit policy: the level of service and the level of the operating subsidy. The fare revenue plus operating subsidy must equal operating expenditures. At any given level of operating subsidy, a transit system has a wide range of options in fare policy and service policy. The article concludes that fare reductions would not be an effective means of helping transit conserve energy; stability in fare and subsidy policy can help enhance long-range planning in facing the 1980's; external factors have a great influence on farebox recovery; transit orientation in a community is a matter of history, and it cannot be changed in a short period of time--fare policy alone will not do it, and there is a need to look beyond money issues at the attitudes and assumptions about transit in a community.

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  • Accession Number: 00322262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM