Recognizing the strong recent interest throughout the United States to consider and implement fare-free transit, decision-making tools are needed to help public transit practitioners evaluate fare-free transit.
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Research Report 237: Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework presents a framework that can be used by public transit practitioners to evaluate the potential benefits, costs, and trade-offs of implementing fare-free transit.
Supplemental to the report is an Infographic.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26732.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||5-9|
|Chapter 2 - Using the Fare-Free Transit Evaluation Framework||10-33|
|Chapter 3 - Fare-Free Transit Evaluation in Practice||34-49|
|Chapter 4 - Transit Agency Case Studies||50-80|
|Chapter 5 - Opportunities for Future Research||81-82|
|Appendix A - Transit Agency Survey Methodology and Findings||83-97|
|Appendix B - Transit Agency Survey Instruments||98-117|
|Appendix C - Community Representative Interview Methodology and Findings||118-120|
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