INDIVIDUAL PASSENGER TRANSPORT AND THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES

An investigation is reported of the cross-elasticity or elasticity of substitution of the demand for individual transport with regard to the characteristics of the collective transport offered by public services. Details are given of the variables and the data, and the multiple regression equations which were computed. The results obtained lead to several conclusions. The increasing demand for individual transport measured by the volume of road transport expressed in passenger-kilometers, has been explained almost exclusively by the increasing level of the real GNP per capita. The increase of real level fares for railway commuters and for passengers using urban collective transport seem to have fostered the demand for individual transport, all other conditions being equal. The level of ordinary fares for the collective transport seems to have had no influence on the demand for individual transport. The quality of collective transport service has no influence on the demand for individual transport. Further conclusions are listed regarding the relationship between the demand for individual and collective transport, and the choice of transport.

  • Authors:
    • BAUMGARTNER, J P
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Accession Number: 00135031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1981 12:00AM