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Vitenskapelig artikkel

Patronage effects of changes to local public transport services in smaller cities

  • Aud Tennøy


Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
ISSN 1361-9209
e-ISSN 1879-2340
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2022
Publisert online: 2022
Volum: 106
Hefte: May 2022
Sider: 1 - 14
Artikkelnummer: 103276

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Patronage effects of changes to local public transport services in smaller cities


The paper contributes to the scarce empirical knowledge concerning the effects of improving public transport services on patronage. It analyses cases in eight Norwegian cities, varying in size from 12,000 to 118,000 inhabitants, where bus services were reorganised into fewer, straighter, faster and simpler lines with higher frequencies. Walking distances to stops increased in some areas and services were reduced on less used routes. The interventions were followed by patronage growth of 3.3–17.6% per year over the evaluation period, contrasting the pre-change situation of lower growth or decline. Stronger focus on increasing public transport competitiveness versus cars, enhanced knowledge among planners and organisational changes leaving more power to the professionals stood out as important factors explaining why these interventions had been implemented. The results might be relevant for those involved in developing bus-based, regular, local public transport services for largely self-sustained small and medium-sized cities aiming at increasing patronage.


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Aud Tennøy

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Byutvikling og bytransport ved Transportøkonomisk institutt
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