The report responds to Section 310 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, the first in a biennial series to Congress on the performance and needs of the Nation's public mass transportation systems. The current role and performance of local transportation systems in assessed on the basis of available measures and data. Future reports are expected to identify how capital and operating needs can be associated with various levels of transit service or performance. The chapters: Introduction; Profile of Local Public Transportation; External Influences on Local Public Transportation; Cost and Performance in Producing Transit Services; Conclusions and Recommendations. One goal is determining the Federal program's efficiency in achieving the objectives constituting the rationale for Federal involvement. Federal mass transit assistance will have to be considered in relationship to other categories of local infrastructure. Also to be considered is the relations of private and public sector roles evolving and the potential for more private participation. Congress must also look at the outlook for state and local agencies to finance the current or some alternative level of transit assistance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM