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Ticket sharing – a model for a sharing tariff in public transport

Franz Lambrecht; Carsten Sommer

About 85% of the daily trips start or end at home. The decision to go by foot, bicycle or car, or to travel by public transport is reached at the residence and depends on the housing situation. Sharing offers for cars and bicycles have proved to be successful in traffic management. However, it doesn’t matter yet for public transport. For this reason, so called ticket sharing was developed as a model for a better connection of housing and public transport. Residents from a housing area are provided with transferable season tickets that can be borrowed as required and are shared with all users. The developed ticket sharing model is implemented in a pilot project in the “Lincoln-Siedlung” in Darmstadt (Germany). At first, the specific conditions of the housing area and public transport were investigated. Furthermore, the tenants were interviewed about their attitudes towards public transport as well as their mobility needs. Important factors like pricing, number of required tickets etc. were fixed with the results.

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