EVALUATION OF A NO-FARE SYSTEM OF PUBLIC TRANSIT
The paper evaluates the operation of public transit services in Rhode Island on a 'no-fare' basis. The concept of a no-fare operation was selected as meriting further study since it combines aspects of several problems confronting both the Authority and the state as a whole: declining or stable ridership, costs of operation increasing more rapidly than revenues, congestion of principal arterials in and around central business districts, use of large amounts of land for off-street, non-structural parking within central business districts, and a range of environmental problems associated with increasing use of private automobile transportation.
- Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Providence, R.I.
Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program265 Melrose Street
Providence, RI United States 02907
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Economics; Fares; Free fares; Policy; Rapid transit
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; No fare systems
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Policy; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00054450
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: RISPP-TP-73-37 Tech Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 18 1981 12:00AM