PUBLIC TRANSPORT PATRONAGE IN NEW ZEALAND - WHERE ARE ALL THE PASSENGERS GOING? PAPER PRESENTED AT THE AUSTRALASIAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH FORUM; PART 1

Public transport patronage in New Zealand has been declining by on the order of 10 per cent per annum over the last few years. While this trend is of major concern the reasons for it have hitherto been unclear. This paper reports an analysis of patronage trends of seven New Zealand municipal bus operators over the last 15 years. The major factors influencing patronage changes have been fares, service levels, car ownership levels, and population and employment levels. The models developed explain the recent patronage downturns and give demand elasticity values generally consistent with evidence from other New Zealand and international studies. (Author/TRRL)

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    New South Wales Department of Transport

    GPO Box 1620
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • WALLIS, I
    • Yates, P
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00609783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-7305-7703-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM