THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT

The ways are examined in which transportation can contribute to the attainment of a number of national gaols: namely, conservation of energy; the stabilization of the cost of living; the stabilization of employment; the productive utilization of land space resources; and the improvement of the environment. Comments are made on transportations increased use of energy. The importance of marketing and the inducement of riders to public transportation is discussed. Capital and maintenance cost savings realized in the Chicago metropolitan region as a result of public and private funding is discussed, and the opinion is expressed that the automobile and mass transit will increasingly become complementary. A program aimed at solving the existing challenges to mass transit should reach a funding level of $6 billion annually by 1982. This amount would be needed by currently existing and planned transit systems to operate at optimum effectiveness in view of national goals.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 5-14
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM