A new program of UMTA's Service and Management Demonstrations group is privatization of mass transportation services. Previous demonstrations have involved joint public and private sector partnerships in transit. Now more resources will be directed at demonstration of increased public/private cooperation. Since World War II the private orientation of public transit was altered as these functions were taken over almost completely by public or quasi-public agencies. With cuts in Federal support, transit has increasingly looked at private-sector involvement again. Paratransit services are increasingly provided by private taxicabs, van operators or non-profit operators. Business and employers are now often involved in joint development, pass sales, shopper shuttles and various parking arrangements. Some transit operations are now provided by private operators for specific routes or for night and weekend services. Joint development is widespread along rapid transit routes. It is proposed that research studies, demonstrations and information dissemination can further the privatization effort and specific examples are given. Participation is solicited in these activities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Transit Management Division, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM