Journal of Public Transportation

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List of Papers (Total 596)

Ex-regular Users of Public Transport: Their Reasons for Leaving and Returning

This paper describes the characteristics of former regular users of public transport in the metropolitan area of Lisbon. It also examines why these people stopped using public transport and explores what would make them become regular users again. The empirical results revealed significant socio-demographic differences between current and ex-regular users, namely in relation to...

How Transit Agencies Implement Best Practice Strategies in Complementary ADA Paratransit Eligibility

To encourage greater fixed route transit use for people with disabilities, transit agencies are implementing more rigorous paratransit eligibility determination practices. Previous studies identified best practice strategies for eligibility determination, but did not fully document the implementation of these strategies, nor the factors contributing to successes or challenges...

Fare Policy and Vertical Equity: The Trade-off between Affordability and Cost Recovery

Vertical equity and the maximization of farebox revenue are important but conflicting goals in the development of fare policy in the United States. Reducing fares for low-income riders reduces revenue for a transit agency, while increasing fares could disproportionately impact lower-income riders. This paper details this conflict, explores strategies that could account for both...