Fare prepayment encompasses all methods of paying for transit rides other than by cash, namely, tickets, tokens, punch cards, passes, and permits. The purpose of this study is the examination of the overall ridership and revenue impacts of ongoing and completed prepayment programs. The study examines past and current experience with fare prepayment programs and draws conclusions concerning their potential. The major objectives of this study are the following: (1) To survey ongoing and completed transit fare prepayment programs; (2) to identify key features and problems related to prepayment; (3) to measure public response to fare prepayment; (4) to assess advantages and market potential of fare prepayment; (5) to analyze cost-effectiveness of fare prepayment; and (6) to identify the best application of and implementation structures for fare prepayment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Huron River Group, Incorporated

    1479 Maywood
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48108

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Service & Method Demonstration, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hershey, W R
    • Forkenbrock, D J
    • Berla, M J
    • MILLER, B A
    • Dewey, M E
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 188 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-76-7
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1056
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM