AN EVALUATION OF AN INNOVATIVE TRANSIT PASS PROGRAM: THE UPASS. FINAL REPORT

This report evaluates the UPASS transit pass program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). UPASS is an innovative transit program developed by the University and the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) in which all UWM students receive an unlimited transit pass as part of their tuition. The pass can be used anytime, anywhere, for any trip purpose throughout Milwaukee County without any additional fare required. The UPASS program has the potential to serve as model for other Universities as well as large employers as a possible Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategy. The program could have significant impact on transit usage and ultimately lead to changes in land use patterns. The findings indicate that UPASS has been effective in reducing vehicle trips, increasing transit ridership, and reducing the impact of the automobile in the environment.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-T-96-26
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1996 12:00AM