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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Providence, R.I.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program

    265 Melrose Street
    Providence, RI  USA  02907
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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