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Increasing Bus Patronage
  • Publication no: AP-R167-00
  • ISBN: 0 85588 549 1
  • Published: 1 January 2000
It has been suggested that much more could, and should, be done to increase the use of bus services in urban Australia. This view rests on the observation that buses, with their flexible operating characteristics, are best able to serve the low residential densities and increasingly dispersed employment, education, shopping and other trip-generating activities which characterise Australian cities. It is therefore important to ask which factors contribute most to increasing patronage on buses. The answers may vary from area to area, but there is likely to be a level of commonality. It is believed that while numerous measures have been tested around the country, the results are not generally released into the public domain. The purpose of this project was:- 1. To report on the evidence for increased bus patronage due to measures designed for this purpose. 2. To investigate the contribution made by these measures to growth in patronage and any resulting wider benefits. In achieving these outcomes, the policy implications evident from the project findings were also reported
  • AP-R167/00 INCREASING BUS PATRONAGE
  • Executive Summary
  • Contents
  • 1. BACKGROUND
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
  • PHASE 1 Identification and Analysis of Bus Patronage Schemes
  • 3. AUSTRALIAN SCHEMES
  • 4. INTERNATIONAL SCHEMES
  • 5. SUMMARY OF PHASE 1
  • PHASE 2 Developing the Framework of a Bus Patronage Model
  • 6. A CONCEPTUAL MODEL
  • PHASE 3 Outcomes and Directions
  • 7. REPORT SUMMARY
  • 8. POLICY AND RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix A – Project information sheet
  • Appendix B – Description of Australian Projects
  • Appendix C – Description of International Projects
  • Appendix D – Bus Scheme Survey