URBAN TRANSPORTATION FINANCING: THE PHOENIX PROGRAM

This article which notes that the challenge is to achieve the most for the taxpaper through a cost-effective and well-balanced total transportation program, discusses the administrative problems of using federal aid and describes the Phoenix program with its 2 basic components: the street and transit programs. The sum of the street and transit programs (the programs are summarized in tables) is $42.7 million. The expenditures and sources of funds for the major 6-year street program are also summarized. The legislative endeavor extended over 9 years, and the support of the city councils and community, and the joint cooperative efforts of the state, counties and cities were major factors in the success of the program. It is noted that the competition for the limited funds for various programs makes it necessary to carefully justify requests for funds. There must be cost effective use of these limited funds. There is also the need for balanced funding for all programs. The continuation of the separate Highway Trust Fund, Aviation Fund, and an identified funded transit program at the federal level will best contribute to the development of the total transportation programs at all levels of government. The need is indicated for a public that is informed on transportation requirements.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article was taken from a panel presentation on Transportation Financing given by the author at the Annual Meeting of District 6 of the institute of Transportation Engineers, San Diego, July 19, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Hall, E M
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 275-286
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1981 12:00AM