REDUCED FARE AND FARE-FREE URBAN TRANSIT SERVICES--SOME CASE STUDIES

This paper present case studies of the effects of low-fare and fare-free policies adopted in several American and European cities. There is a general introduction to the concept of travel demand elasticities, and it is pointed out that because the elasticity with respect to fare is usually small, any reduction in fares will lead to loss of gross revenues and small ridership increases. Elasticity with respect to level of service offered is generally higher, and service improvements may have a relatively greater effect on patronage. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Institute

    2100 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20037
  • Authors:
    • Kemp, M A
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 1212-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1981 12:00AM