MANAGING YOUR MONEY: PUTTING A "PRICE" ON FARE CHANGE

Public transit fare increases have a ripple effect on the transportation market, and the system managers need to understand the political and fiscal cost to the operation in order to make the process work. Recent American Public Transportation Association studies indicate that today's transit riders react more severely to fare increases than those in earlier findings. Some of the recent findings include: transit riders in small cities are more responsive to fare increases than those in large cities; it is important to show the transit users that their fares pay for quality service; demographics impact user reaction to fare changes, as more affluent riders have a choice - they can drive away.

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    Cygnus Publishing, Incorporated

    1233 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 803
    Fort Atkinson, WI  United States  53538-0803
  • Authors:
    • Gardner, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00988142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2005 12:00AM