It has become unnecessary to guess about the prospects for private enterprise funds to support transit. It is uncertain for most cities to know how much and what kind of public funds are going to be available from federal sources. Transit planning has often shifted from a long-term approach to a much more short-range orientation. The author notes that increased transit funds will need to be an act of faith, or at least a feeling that the near total automobile reliance of the past needs to be changed. Transit professionals will need to work with citizen and political leaders, steering them toward acceptance of funding that can assure local mobility without overwhelming dependence on the automobile.

  • 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:
    • Keith, R A
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1981 12:00AM