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Fare-less Public Transit, Impact on Ridership: Policy Review of Corvallis, Oregon’s Recently Implemented Fare-less Transit System

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Title Fare-less Public Transit, Impact on Ridership: Policy Review of Corvallis, Oregon’s Recently Implemented Fare-less Transit System
Names Donin, Daniel (creator)
Hammer, Roger (advisor)
Date Issued 2013-12-20 (iso8601)
Note Graduation date: 2013
Abstract Due to the current cultural paradigm that incorporates the desire to be environmentally friendly and mitigate rising fuel costs, arguments about the cost of public transit systems, ridership rates, and methods to increase use are frequent topics of public policy concern. In response to these cultural and economic concerns, the City of Corvallis created a fare-less transportation program to increase ridership on Corvallis Transit buses. This project examines Corvallis Transportation System (CTS) ridership count data for 54 months (July 2008 through December 2012). Our multivariate regression models determined that the fare-less program increased ridership during this time period by 9-10 %. The models used to determine ridership change include two different measures of ridership. The first included main bus routes only and the second included main and alternative routes. These models controlled for Oregon State University (OSU) student population, average temperature, and the average cost of gasoline in the Corvallis area. However, further research is needed to determine what other factors might influence a person's transportation mode choice and how these factors might impact ridership.
Genre Research Paper
Topic Transportation Policy
Identifier http://hdl.handle.net/1957/44908

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