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The Fairfax County Connector Bus System: Measuring the Impact of Subsidized Fares on Ridership

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dc.contributor.author Cosner, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Eisenberg, Marcy
dc.contributor.author Sachs, Marcus
dc.contributor.author Seneviratne, Dulani
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T18:38:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T18:38:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/6504
dc.description From Volume 1 (2007) of New Voices in Public Policy en_US
dc.description.abstract This study hypothesizes that low-income, automobile-based commuters within the service areas of the Fairfax Connector bus system can be persuaded to use the Fairfax Connector county bus system, as opposed to a single occupancy vehicle (SOV), if the cost of their Connector fare is partially subsidized. This increase in the relative affordability of public transportation will enable targeted low-income commuters to take advantage of new, higher- paying job opportunities that may currently exist beyond their affordable commuting distance. Although not explicitly modeled, we surmise that increased utilization of the Fairfax Connector will also provide the added benefit of removing additional automobile traffic from the county's crowded roads and highways, thereby decreasing automotive traffic and providing benefits to commuters and employers.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Fairfax County en_US
dc.subject Bus en_US
dc.title The Fairfax County Connector Bus System: Measuring the Impact of Subsidized Fares on Ridership en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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