The principal issue is not whether urban mass transportation operations should be subsidized, but where the source of the subsidy should be. The author concludes that regardless of the method chosen, the problems of managing an operating subsidy should not be a barrier to the implementation of such a policy. Such subsidies seem vital so long as meeting pollution standards and conserving energy are matters of national importance. If these problems are brought under control, operating subsidies over a longer period may be justified if they are applied in an attempt to reach national workable objectives for urban mass transportation.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Smerk, G M
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 603-618
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1981 12:00AM