TRANSIT POLICY STUDY VOLUME 2. STATE URBAN TRANSIT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

In 1982 42 states provided almost $1.7 billion in support of public transit. This report summarizes some of the features of and trends in state transit assistance programs and looks at Wisconsin's program in light of those in other states. Great diversity is shown among states in levels of aid, uses of aid, and methods for allocating aid. Total state aid for public transit ranges from none in several states to nearly a half billion dollars in California. On a per-capita basis, Delaware leads with annual expenditures of almost $40 per person. Direct support for local bus systems averages almost $13,500 per vehicle with a median of about $3,000 and a range from zero to $125,800 (Alaska). General revenues are the most popular source of transit assistance (27 states); dedicated sources are used in 19 states (including Wisconsin). Wisconsin's support of transit ranked high anong states--12 in total aid, 11 in aid per capita, 10 in aid per vehicle and 6 in aid as a percent of bus system income. Wisconsin and 2 other states support operating expenses but not capital costs. Wisconsin and 11 other states use transportation-related sources to fund transit--fuel taxes, vehicle taxes and registration fees.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00387686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM