NATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FUNDS

The 1972 NationalTransportation Study was undertaken to assess the need and priorities for transportation capital funds for states and urban areas. This paper describes some of the results of that study with respect to urban public transportation. The results indicate that substantial funding is needed for urban public transportation in both the short and long term and that funding requirements vary widely between urban areas of different sizes and between urban areas of similar size. Capital funding requirements over time also vary. Major public transportation implementation programs peak in funding requirements midway in the programs. Operating costs as a proportion of total capital and operating costs are higher for existing public transportation systems than for new public transportation systems because existing systems are almost fully depreciated. Evan with two-thirds federal funding for capital improvements, the state-local share of the 25-year cost to construct and operate urban public transportation systems is likely to be substantial.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-9
  • Monograph Title: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ISSUES
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309023645
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 522
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1981 12:00AM