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Index of Street Railway and Bus Fares for United States (M0314BUSM324NNBR)


Dec 1943: 164.6  
Updated: Aug 16, 2012


Index 1913=100,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Index 1913=100, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1914-1936 (2)--Original Data, 1933-1943. The Fare Index Is For The Average Street Railway Fare In All U.S. Cities With A Population Of 50,000 Or More, Except New York City, And Weighted According To Population. Beginning In 1933 Bus Fares Were Included. Source: Data For 1933-1935 And June 1940-December 1943: Direct From F.S. Kalberly. Data For 1936-1939: "Public Utilities", Moody'S Manual Of Investments.

This NBER data series m03014b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 3 at

NBER Indicator: m03014b

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of Street Railway and Bus Fares for United States [M0314BUSM324NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, September 18, 2020.


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