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The demand for public transport: The effects of fares, quality of service, income and car ownership

Paulley, N., Balcombe, R., Mackett, R., Titheridge, H., Preston, J.M., Wardman, M.R., Shires, J.D. and White, P. (2006) The demand for public transport: The effects of fares, quality of service, income and car ownership. Transport Policy, 13 (4). pp. 295-306. ISSN 0967-070X

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Abstract

This paper reports on key findings from a collaborative study whose objective was to produce an up-to-date guidance manual on the factors affecting the demand for public transport for use by public transport operators and planning authorities, and for academics and other researchers. Whilst a wide range of factors was examined in the study, the paper concentrates on the findings regarding the influence of fares, quality of service and income and car ownership. The results are a distillation and synthesis of identified published and unpublished information on the factors affecting public transport demand. The context is principally that of urban surface transport in Great Britain, but extensive use was made in the study of international sources and examples.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. Uploaded in accordance with the self-archiving policy of the copyright holder. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in 'Transport Policy'.
Keywords: public transport, transport demand, fares, quality of service, income, car ownership
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 19:30
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2005.12.004
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2005.12.004
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2034

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