THE IMPACT OF TRANSIT SUBSIDY ON THE TAXI INDUSTRY

Evidence and arguments are presented concerning the existence and nature of an urban transportation problem of national scope, namely, the taxi-transit competition. The background to the problem and the current situation are examined, and it is suggested that large-scale federal provision of capital for urban public transit systems has a detrimental impact on taxi operations in urban areas. The role of taxis in the urban transport system is significant in terms of numbers of passengers carried and revenue generated. Data examined that equipment grants for more than 100 buses have a detrimental effect on taxi operations. Possible solutions to the taxicab situation fall into five categories: technological improvements; regulatory legislation; financial assistance; legal action; and mergers of taxi companies.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Black, W R
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 619-633
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM