The overall objective of this research effort is to relate fare policies and fare structures to passenger demand characteristics as well as to operating expenses and to determine appropriate methods of addressing fare in transit financing. This report presents the findings of a three year research effort. It includes a survey of literature on fare policies and structures throughout the nation. In addition, the report presents the findings of a nation-wide survey of transit properties and deals with fares, ridership, financing, and policy making. Analysis of acquired information show that fare revenues are producing an ever decreasing percentage of operating expenses and, by 1980 will account for less than 40 percent of operating expenses for transit properties nation-wide. The report puts forth arguments for the study of time-varied fares as the most beneficial policy for reducing the financial problems of transit properties while still increasing ridership and also shows that using fare policy/structures to reduce peak vehicles can result in operating cost savings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Research and Education Division
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Habib, P
    • Linzer, E
    • JONES, C
    • Nason, R
    • Ablamsky, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-11-0014-78-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM