NEW YORK STATE TRANSPORTATION PART 1. MASS TRANSIT IN NEW YORK STATE: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

This paper discusses the advantages and problems of mass transit in New York State as well as its administration. Public transit saves oil, reduces pollution by carbon monoxides and hydrocarbons, reduces noise levels, and saves land by reducing the need for highways. However, there are several problems facing public transit such as: rapidly rising costs, largely caused by increased outlays for energy and labor; substantially reduced ridership, caused partly by higher fares and the lower quality and quantity of service, and partly by the availability of new highways; aging of physical plant and equipment, aggravated by lack of preventive maintenance; poor communication by transit authorities with the public; and public reluctance to accept higher expenditures for mass transit, rising out of public attitudes that transit authorities operate inefficiently and without regard for service quality. Operation of mass transit has been delegated to "public authorities" due to unwillingness inability of both private industry and local government to operate the systems.

  • Authors:
    • Rickles, R N
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Accession Number: 00301224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM