REGIONAL FINANCING ALTERNATIVES FOR MASS TRANSIT. VOLUME II: ATLANTA CASE STUDY

Increasing mass transit deficits and declining central city fiscal strength generated strong interest in regional taxation for transit. The main focus of this study is on regional or metropolitan-wide taxation to subsidize mass transit. The metropolitan areas studied are Atlanta, Georgia, and New York, New York. Both areas provide excellent comparisons for regional taxation. New York has no direct regional taxation and the majority of mass transit service exists within the central city boundaries. Atlanta, in contrast, has a regional transit tax and a regional service pattern for mass transit. This volume, volume 2 of 5 volumes, examines tax burdens in the city of Atlanta and the two metropolitan counties of DeKalb and Fulton. Burdens of earnings taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, and a state income tax surcharge are compared with each other as alternative tools for financing mass transit deficits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB81-188955, and Volume 3, PB81-188971. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E13, PB81-188948.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University

    201 Marshall Street
    Syracuse, NY  United States  13210

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McHugh, R
    • Puryear, D L
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-11-0003-81-2Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM