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Is it possible to achieve both a simple and efficient public transport zone fare structure? Case study Oslo


  • Jansson, Kjell
  • Angell, Truls


In many urban areas in the world zone systems are used for public transport fares. Such systems may approximately accord with economically efficient pricing. The reason is that zones can vary with size and location so that prices can approximately reflect the social marginal costs of journeys.

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  • Jansson, Kjell & Angell, Truls, 2012. "Is it possible to achieve both a simple and efficient public transport zone fare structure? Case study Oslo," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 20(C), pages 150-161.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:trapol:v:20:y:2012:i:c:p:150-161 DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2011.07.005

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    1. Mohring, Herbert, 1972. "Optimization and Scale Economies in Urban Bus Transportation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 62(4), pages 591-604, September.
    2. Ian W. H. Parry & Kenneth A. Small, 2009. "Should Urban Transit Subsidies Be Reduced?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(3), pages 700-724, June.
    3. Glaister, Stephen & Lewis, Davis, 1978. "An integrated fares policy for transport in London," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(3), pages 341-355, June.
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