PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN THE UNITED STATES: PERFORMANCE AND CONDITION. THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION'S REPORT TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

This document is the fourth biennial Report of the Secretary of Transportation to the United States Congress, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 308. The report examines the performance and condition of mass transportation in the U.S. in relationship to the changing market for urban and suburban transportation. It discusses the urban transportation issues identified in the National Transportation Policy issued by the President on March 8, 1990. The report updates performance and needs information on public mass transportation systems and should be of value to the Congress and the Department for developing policy and program requirements to administer the Federal mass transportation assistance program. This report is organized into 3 Chapters which include 6 Tables and 10 Figures. Chapter 1, The Role of Public Transportation, discusses the policy environment for public transportation including traffic congestion and basic mobility concerns. Chapter 2, Transit Performance, presents a profile of mass transit service and discusses a number of indicators of transit performance. Chapter 3, The Cost of Maintaining Transit Infrastructure, highlights the investment required to maintain the existing transit infrastructure, and the various ways of meeting growing demands for mobility, including rail projects, high-occupancy vehicle lanes, as well as, changes in land use and zoning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Skinner, S K
  • Publication Date: 1991-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-UB-P0-0010-91-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM