A MODEL FOR MEASURING THE IMPACT OF SUBSIDIES ON MASS TRANSIT EFFICIENCY

The paper develops a theory for the relationship between subsidy and efficiency in mass transportation. Wage per vehicle hour is used as a representative efficiency measure. A theory for the evolution of efficiency levels in transit organizations is developed, and the theory is used to identify the differences in efficiency that could occur between systems identical in every way except for the proportions of their revenues which come from fares and subsidies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Indiana Univ. Northwest, Gary.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Omaha

    Aviation Institute, 60th and Dodge Street
    Omaha, NE  USA  68182-0508

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    University Research and Training Program, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Barnum, D T
    • Gleason, J M
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NE-11-0002-S Spec Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UMTA-NE-11-0002
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2003 12:00AM