THE EFFECT OF FARE REDUCTIONS ON PUBLIC TRANSIT RIDERSHIP

The study was undertaken to determine the effects of various reduced fare programs on transit ridership. A listing of all reduced fare programs in North America is provided. The concept of fare elasticity was defined and determined for the various programs. Empirical evidence was obtained and analyzed from senior citizen programs. Reduced base fare programs, free fare programs and promotional programs. These programs have been successful in achieving their particular social and environmental objectives.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, 333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  USA  11201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Research and Education Division
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Caruolo, J R
    • Roess, R P
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proj. Rpt., UMTA-NY-11-0009-74-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM