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The Demand for Public Transport: Some Estimates from Zurich

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  • Felix Fitzroy
  • Ian Smith

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There is a great potential for public transport to play the key role in solving problems of urban congestion. The Swiss city of Zurich provides an example of a medium-sized city where a high quality service, declining real price levels and the promotion of season tickets has significantly raised the number of passenger trips by public transport. This paper presents some estimates of the effect of these factors on the demand for public transport use in Zurich.

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Paper provided by Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm in its series CRIEFF Discussion Papers with number 9308.

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Date of creation: Oct 1993
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Handle: RePEc:san:crieff:9308

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  1. Filippini Massimo & Deb Kaushik, 2010. "Public bus transport demand elasticities in India," Quaderni della facoltà di Scienze economiche dell'Università di Lugano 1002, USI Università della Svizzera italiana.
  2. Abrate, Graziano & Piacenza, Massimiliano & Vannoni, Davide, 2009. "The impact of Integrated Tariff Systems on public transport demand: Evidence from Italy," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(2), pages 120-127, March.
  3. Guiver, J.W., 2007. "Modal talk: Discourse analysis of how people talk about bus and car travel," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 233-248, March.
  4. Asensio, J., 2000. "The success story of Spanish suburban railways: determinants of demand and policy implications," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 295-302, October.

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