LEGAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF FREE TRANSIT IN MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS

THE REPORT IS A FUNDAMENTAL INQUIRY OF WHETHER FREE TRANSPORTATION IS LEGALLY AND POLITICALLY FEASIBLE IN URBAN AREAS. THE PAPER EXAMINES THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELFARE ASPECTS AS THEY TEND TO FAVOR OR DISFAVOR FREE TRANSIT ADOPTION. IT USES THE PROPOSED BOSTON FREE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM AS AN EXAMPLE. A MAJOR SECTION OF THE DISCUSSION LOOKS AT THE FAIRNESS AND RATIONALITY OF THE EXISTING FINANCING METHODOLOGY. BASIC LEGAL AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS OF ALTERNATIVE TAXING APPROACHES ARE PROPOSED AND DESCRIBED. THE LEGITIMACY OF FREE TRANSIT AS A GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY IS EXAMINED INCLUDING ARGUMENTS ON PUBLIC PURPOSE AND HOME RULE THEORIES. A SECTION IS DEVOTED TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF CURRENT DIVISIONS OF METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES RELEVANT TO URBAN TRANSPORTATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • UMTA-URT-21(69)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Transportation Center, Leverone Hall
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201
  • Authors:
    • Dillon, R W
    • Bailey, J A
  • Publication Date: 1970-8

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2002 12:00AM