STATUS OF OHIO'S CAPITAL AND OPERATING NEEDS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, FY 1976-1980

An attempt is made to document the extent and type of the financial needs of Ohio's urban public transportation systems and to compare these needs with available financial resources. Tables and figures are used to present the information which is categorized in 3 groups: large urbanized areas over 200,000; urbanized areas under 200,000; and nonurbanized areas. The report indicates that 2 of the urbanized areas in Ohio will utilize all of their allocated UMTA Section 5 funds for operating expenses. Large urbanized areas will utilize all of their allocated Section 5 funds to fulfill capital and operating needs and will require additional Section 3 funds. Small urban areas will underutilize their allocated funds by a significant amount. If UMTA were to limit the allowable operating subsidy to 50 percent of the allocated Section 5 funds, it would have adverse consequences on the ability of 7 out of 8 of Ohio's major urbanized areas to maintain planned transit service. Operations in 5 of these major areas are forecast to have inadequate local funds to carry out their proposed program based upon their present sources of non-fare box revenue.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this study was financed in part through a Technical Studies Grant from DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43215
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, R D
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: Proj. No. OH-09-8001
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1981 12:00AM