FEDERAL REGIONAL COUNCILS AND THE UNIFORM COST-ACCOUNTING PROJECT. ABRIDGMENT

This paper describes the development of a common cost system that should increase coordination between agencies and providers of transportation. The Federal Regional Council System (the interagency coordinating mechanism) is described. The cost categories of the common cost system include administration, operations, and maintenance. Costs reflect total real costs and include such items as depreciation schedules for capital acquisitions, donated resources, and volunteer time. The four basic units of service selected are (a) total vehicle distance travelled, (b) vehicle distance travelled in revenue service, (c) vehicle hours, (d) one-way passenger trips. If the system becomes more sophisticated, it may become necessary to go beyond these minimums. Performance measures will relate units of service to costs. The uniform cost-accounting system was tested on two rural transportation projects.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 57-58
  • Monograph Title: Rural public transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028353
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM