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ERIC Number: ED280326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Pages: 144
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Public Transportation Pricing: An Instructional Module.
McWha, Charley
A concept-based introduction to public transportation pricing is presented in this instructional module for undergraduate and graduate transportation-related courses for disciplines such as engineering, business administration, and technology. After an introductory section on transportation pricing planning and the history of transportation system financing, attention is directed to the importance of needs-based planning and market segmentation analysis in pricing planning. Additional topics include: the impact that local impact groups can have on public transportation pricing; the major sources of transportation funding; the complexity of funding sources for public transportation; typical public transportation systems costs; the relationship of system costs to pricing; fare structures; intermodal and bus system transfer policies and their impacts; the way fare collection methods can affect system costs and ridership; complications inherent in multi-modal system coordination; inclusion of private transportation providers through contractual arrangements; and parking pricing strategies. Included are student review questions, study guidelines, and a six-page bibliography. (SW)
West Virginia University, Transportation Education Project, 2945 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26506.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Urban Mass Transportation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Technology Education Program.
Note: For related documents, see HE 020 138-144.