STATE PRIORITIES IN HUMAN SERVICES TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTING

This issue of operating deficits has been a problem in American public transportation since its inception. Recent events have exacerbated the issue and have produced few solutions. The trend of increasing governmental involvement and increasing levels of support for the development of human services or specialized transportation has raised the issue anew. However, new federal policy has emphasized the responsibility of problem solving and decision making rests increasingly with state and local levels. The concomitant circumstance of fewer federal resources for specialized transportation sharpens the key questions: who will pay for essential transportation service? and, how much should be paid? It is only in recent years that comparable data on financial operations of public transit providers has been available nationally; it is far less available for transit operations in rural and small urban settings, particularly in human services transportation. A voluntary alliance of six states has surveyed the transportation accounting priorities, as viewed by provider agencies and state administrative agencies. Findings of the survey deal with four substantive areas: bookkeeping, billing procedures, financial accountability, and program/service accountability-as required by multiple funding agencies. Findings from the six states tend to suggest that priorities in problems uncovered and potential solutions may have applicability to other states in the U.S.

  • Corporate Authors:

    GORDON AND BREACH SCIENCE PUB.

    AMSTERDAM:
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  • Authors:
    • Malkowski, K W
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00381493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM