TURNING TRANSIT SUBSIDIES INTO 'COMPENSATORY TRANSPORTATION'

THIS ARTICLE PROPOSES THAT INSTEAD OF GIVING TRANSIT OPERATORS BARELY ENOUGH SUBSIDY TO KEEP THEM GOING, THEY BE PAID A PREMIUM FOR CARRYING THE PARTICULAR GROUPS THAT NEED SERVICE. TRANSIT MUST DO MORE THAN JUST KEEP AUTOMOBILES OFF THE STREETS; A MORE IMPORTANT MISSION IS TO PROVIDE AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF MOBILITY FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T USE AUTOMOBILES. A DIRECT PREMIUM PAYMENT FOR ALL OFF-PEAK RIDERS WOULD BE SIMPLE TO ADMINISTER. DOOR-TO-DOOR SYSTEMS MIGHT COME INTO BEING IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW PREMIUM PASSENGER MARKET; ONCE OPERATING THEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYBODY.

  • Corporate Authors:

    City

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  • Authors:
    • Myers, S
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 17-21
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1973 12:00AM