TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS IN ATLANTA-THE EFFECTS OF FARE AND SERVICE CHANGES

Free transit and reduced transit fares have been proposed as a solution to many of the problems of automobile use. Using a sales tax to finance the deficit, Atlanta reduced fares to fifteen cents on its bus system while increasing route coverage and schedule frequency. The study examines the impact of these changes on transit ridership in the Atlanta area. Several longitudinal models of system-wide passenger volumes are developed. Estimates are made of the additional patronage attracted to the system by the fare and service changes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Institute

    2100 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20037

    National Science Foundation

    Advanced Productivity Research and Technology Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Kemp, M A
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UI-1212-2-1, NSF/RA/S-74-038
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM