BUS POLICY - CONCLUSIONS FROM A CASE STUDY

The main policy conclusions from a recent bus study in the new town of Telford in the UK are summarised and discussed. The choice of bus routes and their combination into networks is examined. Alternative fares systems are compared and the implications for the fare levels necessary to cover costs are discussed. It is argued that bus services can generally be financed from the fare-box but that, unless services are cut as passenger demand falls, unduly high fares will result and these will unnecessarily drive more passengers away from the buses. Several particular aspects of service marketing are then examined and the paper concludes by discussing the actual organisation of the bus services. /Author/TRRL/

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    Elsevier

    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • BUCHANAN, C M
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 333-343
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM