DENVER FREE FARE PROJECT AS A "HABIT BREAKER"

The note assesses the impact on bus ridership of the year-long free fare experiment in Denver, Colorado. Data on ridership from February 1977 through October 1980, which includes 1 year before and 1 one-half after the experiment, are used to estimate the elasticity of ridership when the fare is reduced to zero and when it was reinstated. A cost-benefit analysis argues that the free fare demonstration projects may be justified.

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    Operations Research Society of America

    428 East Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • SINGELL, L D
    • SCHIFFERLI, E
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

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  • Accession Number: 00386327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 477
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM