TRANSIT FINANCING--AN OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TRANSIT FINANCING PICTURE IN TERMS OF FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING LEVELS, FARE STRUCTURES AND LOCAL REVENUE SOURCES
Total transit operating deficits are increasing. This paper presents an overview of the national transit financing picture for Mayors and other local officials, and discusses how cities are utilizing these available sources, how they are developing their transit fare structures, and what some cities are accomplishing in terms of innovative financing alternatives. The final section presents some conclusions on various new local funding sources, and raises policy questions on the roles state and federal governments should play in financing public transportation systems.
- Milwaukee Regional Meeting, September 20-21, 1979.
United States Conference of Mayors1620 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20006
Office of the Secretary of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1980-10
- Features: Appendices; Tables;
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Deficits; Fares; Federal government; Financing; Government funding; Local government; Public transit; State government; Subsidies; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00341713
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-P-30-80-34
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-90011
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM