The report examines: (1) the probable effects of changes in energy supplies and prices on transit patronage and the transit industry; (2) the potential role of public mass transit programs in stimulating a depressed economy; and (3) the effect on the economy and on urban transit if transit funds were sharply reduced. The study also evaluates alternative transportation policies for responding to various economic and energy conditions and examines within this framework the effect of transit incentives and automobile disincentives on transit patronage and automobile use. This assessment was performed in response to a request from the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Washington, D.C., and System Design Concepts, Inc., Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Congress

    Office of Technology Assessment
    Washington, DC  United States  20510

    Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

    1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    System Design Concepts, Incorporated

    1634 I Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTA-T-15
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1981 12:00AM