ANALYSIS OF THE ALLOCATION FORMULA FOR FEDERAL MASS TRANSIT SUBSIDIES

The Federal Government grants funds to urban areas to subsidize mass transit operating expenses. These funds are allocated among areas on the basis of a congressionally determined formula. This report develops criteria by which alternative factors that might be included in such a formula can be evaluated and then evaluates many potential factors according to these criteria. GAO suggests one possible formula that satisfies these criteria reasonably well. GAO also discusses the influence of the structure of the subsidy program on the extent to which transit service is financed through farebox revenues.

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  • Pagination: 82 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00305351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAD-79-47 Cong Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM