REGIONAL TRANSIT PASS FOR SAN DIEGO: A KEY TO OPERATING EFFICIENCIES AND RIDER CONVENIENCE

A regional transit pass was developed by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB) in order to present transit services provided by multiple operators as a single unified system to transit riders. In an effort to reduce the total cost of providing transit service in the metropolitan area, the existence of multiple operators has been supported by MTDB during the past several years. The positive competition from multiple operators can lead to lower unit operating costs for the region. Nevertheless, lack of coordination among the various operators can result in rider confusion and a subsequent loss of ridership. The success of a regional transit pass depends on the coordination of many elements. If such coordination is achieved, the pass can present services provided by multiple operators as a single unified system. The regional transit pass program is described, the key steps toward its development and implementation are identified, and a preliminary assessment of the impacts of the program on operating efficiencies and rider convenience is presented.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 41-45
  • Monograph Title: Transit management and services
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036682
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 821
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM