The Relationship between Fare and Travel Distance

Jørgensen, F. and Preston, J. M. (2007) The Relationship between Fare and Travel Distance. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 41, (3), 451-468.


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This paper develops a model to examine how a transport operator who is concerned about both profit and consumer surplus will design a uniform fare scheme and the relationship between fare and travel distance within such a scheme. The paper also analyses how travellers' generalised cost are linked to trip length. It is shown that how fare and generalised cost relate to trip length is critically dependent on the weight the transport operator puts on profit and the assumptions made about the demand conditions. The model's results are discussed in the light of Norwegian data for bus and ferry transport.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0022-5258 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 53382
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2007Published
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:32

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