TRANSIT OPERATING SUBSIDIES FROM THE LOCAL PERSPECTIVE

Passage of the National Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1974 created a source of federal funding that can be used to offset transit operating deficits and improve transit operations, among other things. As a result, transit agencies are now able to turn their attention from the overall problem of balancing revenues with expenses to other issues in transit planning. A key problem that transit agencies and planners must now confront is the question of allocation of service among competing subsectors of the transit market. This paper describes some of the issues in service allocation and suggests that evaluating alternatives may be of primary importance in solving the problem. It is suggested that, within the overall framework of analysis of alternatives, some specific techniques need further development.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 18-20
  • Monograph Title: Transit operating subsidies
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138141
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024862
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM