Although the methodology is presented as a case study, the evaluation of alternative fare structures has a broader scope, and can be applied at numerous transit properties. The capability of this analysis technique ranges from individual route analysis to more extensive systemwide analyses. All of the input to the methodology is included within the spread sheet in the form of a template. The template is characterized by flexibility to allow easy user modification. Numerous fare levels and structures, including both fixed and floating zones, can be represented within the same spread sheet. The entire analysis sequence is characterized by ease of use and rapid turnaround time, to allow testing sensitivities to the various parameters. By permitting rapid response to various "what-if" queries, the spread sheet analysis technique contributes to more rational planning and evaluation of alternative fares and structures. Prudent use of this analytical tool can help transit agencies in their effort to meet the increased financial demands of the present decade.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Compendium of Technical Papers, ITE 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 23-27, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • ALLE, P A
    • Carter, D W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20-17

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  • Accession Number: 00390640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM