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Fare Evasion and Ticket Forgery in Public Transport: Insights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Fürst, Elmar Wilhelm M. and Herold, David Martin (2018) Fare Evasion and Ticket Forgery in Public Transport: Insights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Societies, 8 (4). pp. 1-16. ISSN 2075-4698

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Abstract

Local public transport companies provide important mobility services to the general public. Although these services are usually subsidised, companies rely on revenues generated by ticket sales. Therefore, fare evasion (i.e., people using a transport service without paying for it) and ticket forgery (the production of an illegal ticket facsimile) have considerable influence on the companies' economic sustainability. As existing research regarding the economic perspective is limited, this paper presents a Delphi study that investigates the phenomena with a survey of experts in public transport companies and transport associations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The findings of the survey provide insights into the overall perception and discuss relevant aspects of both fare evasion and ticket forgery, thereby not only highlighting practical implications, but also helping policy makers shape adequate policies for public transport in societies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: fare evasion; ticket forgery; local public transport; Delphi analysis; economic sustainability
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > Transportwirtschaft und Logistik > Kummer
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 13:20
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 14:42
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/87216/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/6569

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