CASE STUDIES ON INCREASING TRANSIT REVENUES: BALTIMORE

Baltimore's experiences in attempting to increase revenue in transit operations are discussed. Fares were increased and a new tariff system was proposed that was based on a concentric-ring zone system. The original 30 cent flat fare in the rather irregular zone was raised to a 35 cent off-peak fare and a 40 cent peak fare, with a 10-cent additional fare for each zone. Premium service was also made available. Special 15-cent tokens for senior citizens and handicapped persons were sold at various outlets. Careful fare-box control to assure that fares were collected, and checks are made to on how the driver handles the fare-box system. Another source of revenue in Baltimore is the charter service and special service.

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    • Addison, Walter J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 230-231
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS
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  • Accession Number: 00176529
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1982 12:00AM