As deficits have grown in recent years, transit systems have become increasingly dependent on local governments for funding. This dependence along with growing demands from other public services has placed strains on resources. The local funding of the deficit arising from transit services is often a particular problem in areas where the transit system provides service to more than one political jurisdiction. In these situations, local governments must determine the portion of the total deficit that each jurisdiction will pay. In some local areas, no attempt is made to match the subsidy a jurisdiction pays with the benefits it receives. Instead, the deficit is funded from regional taxes or general revenues and then allocated. This report describes the different approaches that have been used to address the subsidy allocation problem. The report is primarily descriptive because it is recognized that local funding decisions are political decisions and cannot be made solely on technical grounds.

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    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Wallace, W
    • Gougis, L
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-83-35 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2003 12:00AM