This study examines sources and uses of financial support currently in use or under consideration for public transit systems in four states. The study examines the founding arrangements and institutional interactions of five transit systems in the four states. The states involved in the case studies are California, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Georgia. While all sources of funds are considered, emphasis is placed on non-Federal governmental sources. Non-government funds such as farebox revenues are examined. The uses of these funds and any usage restrictions upon particular funds are detailed in the report. The study examines the advantages and disadvantages of dedicated funding sources, farebox requirements, forecasting techniques utilized, potential additional funding sources, legal restrictions upon funds usage, and the organizational and political environment surrounding the case study systems. The results of the five transit system case studies indicate that a withdrawal of Federal operating subsidies would place severe upward pressure on transit fares. The authors point out that if transit is to maintain present levels of service, not to mention providing expanded service, then greater stability in funding sources appears to be required.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

    Transportation Institute
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Walther, E S
  • Publication Date: 1983-6

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NC-11-0009-83-3Final Rpt., A&T-TI-49-RR-82
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM