IMPACTS FROM THE REDUCTION OF FEDERAL OPERATING ASSISTANCE FOR TRANSIT USING SECTION 15 DATA

The purpose of this report is to investigate the impacts on transit operations from the reduction or elimination of Federal operating assistance. Fare increases, service reductions, or both are considered and their impacts on fares, ridership and operating costs are predicted through an interative, computer-based methodology. The major findings are that the reduction or elimination of Federal aid will produce more severe impacts, as measured by the percent of lost ridership, on the small systems. In addition, each system should attempt to recover its lost aid through strategies that combine fare increases with service reduction, except for some extreme cases. The numerical results presented should be considered as upper bounds rather than actual impacts, since better marketing, pricing innovations, increased local assistance and other methods of recovering lost Federal aid were not considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Transportation Training and Research Center, 33 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bladikas, A K
    • Crowell, W H
  • Publication Date: 1984-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-11-0023-84-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NY-11-0023
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM