The report was prepared as an interim informational summary of the progress of the Trenton Fare-Free Demonstration. It presents findings of interim analyses regarding ridership impacts; passenger profiles and trip characteristics; and transportation supply and cost impacts. Given the limitation of this report, it can be useful as an interim informational summary pending completion of the full evaluation and preparation of the final project report. The report concludes that: Mercer Metro off-peak ridership has increased 45-50 percent during all free-fare periods; the Bus drivers have complained that the program has caused them to be late more often and to miss breaks because of more passengers and additional stops; and the cost of additional bus and driver service has increased but has not yet been estimated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Dec 78, PB-291 455.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    1250 Broadway
    New York, NY  United States  10001

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Connor, D L
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NJ-52-0001-79-1Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1409
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1981 12:00AM