EVALUATION OF REDUCED CARPOOL COMMUTER TOLLS ON THE CONNECTICUT TURNPIKE
This report presents the results of a study to evaluate the effects of reduced commuter tolls on the formation of carpools on the Connecticut Turnpike. The evaluation was conducted by surveying present carpool ticket users and incorporating the results of a previous survey conducted in 1975. It was determined that the economic incentive associated with the present tolls was too small to attract a significant number of carpools. The present toll structure and ticket system has resulted in a significnat growth in the use of regular commuter tickets as opposed to carpool tickets. However, the present carpool ticket users perceive a substantial benefit from the plan in light of the fact that the actual economic benefit is small. /FHWA/
- Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
JHK & Associates,
- Rothenberg, M J
- Henry, R D
- Royer, D E
- Publication Date: 1977-3
- Pagination: 55 p.
- TRT Terms: Carpools; Commuting; Economic factors; Evaluation; Incentives; Surveys; Toll collection
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic considerations
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00165748
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 30 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8242
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 7 1981 12:00AM