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dc.contributor.authorYen, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorChen, Wen-Chung
dc.contributor.authorChiou, Yu-Chiun
dc.contributor.authorLan, Lawrence W.
dc.contributor.authorMulley, Corinne
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-18T00:43:37Z
dc.date.available2018-09-18T00:43:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1881-1124
dc.identifier.doi10.11175/easts.11.425
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/98986
dc.description.abstractCongestion and peak loading are key concerns for public transport agencies in Australian cities. Two fare policies, off-peak discounts and volume rebates, have been adopted in South East Queensland (SEQ) attempting to alter passengers' travel behaviour. This research examines how these two fare policies have changed passengers' travel patterns by using newly available smart card data from automated fare collection systems. The findings indicate that current off-peak discounts do not significantly alter passengers' boarding times or encourage peak spreading. Volume rebates, however, do provide incentives to encourage more use of public transport, implying that this could be a way to reduce traffic congestion should most of the additional trips be diverted from other modes. The paper concludes with suggestions for additional, more sophisticated policies to ease congestion and peak loading.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom425
dc.relation.ispartofpageto443
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransport Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation and Freight Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120506
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1507
dc.titleEffects of Two Fare Policies on Public Transport Travel Behaviour: Evidence from South East Queensland, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorBurke, Matthew I.
gro.griffith.authorYen, Barbara


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