The focus of this research is to:
- Collect and analyze current ADA riderships and cost of service on Illinois fixed route public transit systems.
- Adjust the paratransit demand model provided in TCRP Report 119, 2007 to estimate demand sensitivity under a free fare.
- Develop data for model inputs, including trip rates, base fares, percentage of eligibility, etc. by Illinois sub-region.
- Estimate increase in demand and cost of service based on the stratified sub-regions.
To estimate the statewide impact of providing free complementary ADA service on all Illinois fixed route systems.
Estimate the increase in ADA paratransit ridership statewide under a free ride program using a modified version of the paratransit demand model presented in TCRP Report 119, 2007. Estimate the total cost to provide the free services.
Expected Results or Products:
The results will be an estimated range for increased demand and an estimated cost to provide free ADA paratransit service. These results were provided in a Final Report to IDOT.
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