Public and political attitudes shifted in the wake of the energy crisis from a capital orientation to subsidies for meeting operating deficits. The author concludes that the end result will be adequate operating subsidies for most metropolitan areas. The net result of subsidy programs so far has been to hold the line on transit usage with the full benefit of fare stabilization yet to be realized. Transit, it was noted, may finally be ready to move to the next major problem of maximizing the usefulness of the services to the general public which, in the end, is providing the subsidy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • GERLACH, E R
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM