STATE SUBSIDIES FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT: AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT LEGISLATION

THE LONG RANGE INDICATIONS ARE THAT BY THE END OF THIS DECADE MOST LOCAL TRANSIT SYSTEMS SHOULD ONCE AGAIN BE ATTRACTING A GREATER NUMBER OF PATRONS AS A RESULT OF A GRADUAL SHIFT FROM THE PRESENT LEVEL OF PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TO MORE EXTENSIVE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THIS IS HOWEVER TO A LARGE EXTENT CONTINGENT UPON ADEQUATE LEGISLATION AT THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL. THIS IS HIGHLIGHTED BY THE RESULTS OF A RECENT SURVEY OF TYPICAL TRANSIT OPERATIONS IN SELECTED MAJOR CITIES. SEVENTEEN AGENCIES WERE CONTACTED IN THIS CONNECTION AND THE RESULTS OF THOSE RESPONDING ARE SUMMARIZED. STATUTES PERTAINING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE WERE ANALYZED FOR ALL 50 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IT WAS FOUND, IN THE SUMMER OF 1970, THAT 32 OF THE 50 STATES NOW HAVE PERTINENT LEGISLATION CONCERNED DIRECTLY WITH THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN METROPOLITAN AREAS; 21 STATES PROVIDE FOR DIRECT FINANCIAL SUBSIDIES, WHILE OTHERS OFFER INDIRECT ASSISTANCE. THE STATUTES ARE SUMMARIZED IN A TEN PAGE TABULAR SUMMARY OF STATE TRANSIT LEGISLATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Lawyer

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  • Authors:
    • Roeseler, W G
    • Levi, P S
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 59-76
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00238910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM