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The impact on bus ridership of passenger incentive contracts in public transport

Andreas Vigren and Roger Pyddoke

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2020, vol. 135, issue C, 144-159

Abstract: Over the years, passenger incentives have increasingly been used in Swedish public bus transport to increase ridership by introducing passenger incentive contracts. In 2015, half of all active contracts were of this type. In those contracts, operator revenue comprises production-related revenue and a per-passenger–based incentive payment. Using rich passenger data, this paper analyses whether the ridership increase in the Skåne region can be attributed to the introduction of this contract type.

Keywords: Bus; Incentives; Passenger transport; Patronage; Public transport; Ridership (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2020.03.003

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