The $3.9 billion transit assistance program instituted after 1974 legislation requires that USDOT funds be apportioned by state and local officials for both operating and capital projects in urbanized areas. Urban funding is on the basis of population and population density without guidelines on distribution of the funds among operating entities. The publice transportation operating entities serving Philadelphia, Pa. and Southern New Jersey and the interstate area at Trenton, N.J., were appraised by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and a general formula was constructed based on demand, supply and efficiency. A continuing effort to promote efficiency in public transit operations is essential. The formula and fund distribution to the entities are described. The methodology relies on data commonly compiled by operating agencies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transit Association

    1100 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Pierce, I N
    • Schwarzwalder, J
    • Brizell III, E G
    • Sergi, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 31-42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1981 12:00AM