THE DEMAND FOR URBAN BUS TRAVEL

This paper discusses the various factors affecting demand for urban bus travel and considers the strengths, weaknesses and problems of alternative models of bus demand. From this work a simple aggregate model of bus demand was derived which was used to estimate fare and service quality elasticities for 12 municipal bus operators. The study estimated the overall fare elasticity to be -0.31 and the overall service elasticity to be 0.63. These findings are compared with the results of other studies and their implications for future public transport policy discussed. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    COLIN BUCHANAN & PARTNERS

    NEWCOMBE HOUSE, 45 NOTTING HILL GATE
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  W11 3PB
  • Authors:
    • Mullen, P
    • Lewis, K J
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM