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DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SUBSIDIES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

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00372407

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Abstract:

Public transit today is faced with the challenge of serving its clientele while subsidies are failing to keep pace with increasing operating costs. In Los Angeles County, there are service distribution inequalities--overcrowding and unmet demand in some areas and, at the same time, surplus capacity in other areas. To use subsidy resources efficiently requires that the effects of present subsidy allocation practices be understood--that is, how subsidies are translated into consumed service, both by type of service and by geographic sector within the urban area. An attempt is made to provide a preliminary understanding of that distribution in Los Angeles County. It is postulated that significantly more passengers are carried per dollar of subsidy in the central Los Angeles area than in other areas and local services require a lower subsidy per passenger than do express services. A number of policy issues are raised, the most important being the very purpose of public transit subsidies.

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Publication of this paper sponsored by Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development.

Monograph Accession #:

01411674

Authors:

Cox, Wendell

Pagination:

pp 1-5

Publication Date:

1982

Serial:

Transportation Research Record

Issue Number: 877
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 0361-1981

ISBN:

0309034655

Media Type:

Print

Features:

Figures (3) ; Maps (1) ; References (2) ; Tables (3)

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Subject Areas:

Finance; Highways; Public Transportation; Society

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TRIS, TRB

Created Date:

Apr 29 1983 12:00AM

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