EFFICIENCY OF TRANSIT SUBSIDIES TO THE ELDERLY

This paper proposes a method of evaluation to measure the user benefits of transit subsidies to the elderly. Included are methods to evaluate transit fare reductions, human service agency transportation systems, and user-side subsidies. For each program the ratio of user benefits to subsidy costs is estimated at a variety of price elasticities and discount rates. Some external benefits may accrue to nonusers of subsidized transportation; measurement of direct user benefits is only one part of an evaluation plan for such programs. The paper concludes that evaluations of transit subsidy programs for the elderly have not focused on measurement of user benefits and suggests the data requirement for such evaluations. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 6-10
  • Monograph Title: Transportation for elderly, handicapped, and economically disadvantaged persons
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028337
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM