THE UMTA RAIL MODERNIZATION PROGRAM: EVALUATION OF THE IMPACTS OF SECTION 3 CAPITAL GRANTS FOR RAIL REHABILITATION AND MODERNIZATION, 1965-1977

The report is an evaluation of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration grants for the modernization of existing rail systems. From the beginning of the Section 3 Capital Grant Program through May 31, 1977, Section 3 grant approvals amounted to approximately $6.2 billion. Of this total, $1.7 billion, or 28 percent was approved for the rehabilitation, replacement and upgrading of existing rail systems. The report contains an inventory of rail modernization projects by type, mode (rapid rail, light rail, and commuter rail), and city. Impacts of these funds are analyzed by examining several specific projects in detail. In addition to the examination of project impacts, the process used by two transit operators (NYCTA and PATH) to secure rail modernization funds and to select and implement projects is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1990 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • BENNETT, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 282 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0118-80-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1982 12:00AM