FINANCING BAY AREA TRANSIT: POLICY STUDY AND RECOMMENDATIONS; SUMMARY; PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

Five essential elements of a regional transit finance policy are identfied: planning for long-term needs; establishing criteria for effective allocations; improving transit productivity and efficiency; encouraging private-sector participationg in transit; and expanding financial support for transit. Recommendations for achieving these policy objectives are listed and discussed. Included are such recommendations as: establish a regional clearinghouse to coordinate transit financing; decentralize the processing of routine federal transit grant applications; require transit operators to submit plans for effecting administrative and operating economies which will not adversely affect service levels; construct transit stations, terminals and parking centers through joint private-public development; and use selective fare increases and increased state and federal funding while at the same time seeking new sources for transit financing. The opinion survey gives an indication of Bay Area voters' awareness of transit funding needs, perception of causes for financing shortfalls, views on increased financing and ways to achieve it, attitudes toward transit management, and transit ridership. The Summary Report summarizes both the policy study and the public opinion survey. /HRIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Three volume report, Public Opinion Survey compiled by Tyler Research Associates, Inc., San Francisco, Calif. under project #95010, August 1975, 120 additional pages.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bay Area Council, Incorporated

    348 World Trade Center
    San Francisco, CA  USA  94111
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM