State funding of transit, allocation criteria, allocation limitations, funding sources and alternative allocation methodologies are reviewed. Results of a survey of the allocation methods currently in use by 22 state departments of transportation indicates that almost every state surveyed uses state funds as matching funds for federal capital grants and to assist in the purchase of other transit property; very few states allocated funds for the evaluation or promotion of transit service; most states provided assistance to fixed-route transit systems; only a few states make funds available to jitney or taxi services, half of the states fund rail, and one-third fund demand responsive systems; publicly owned systems were most eligible for funds. The allocation methods currently in use indicate that they were probably initiated because of political acceptability rather than their effectiveness in addressing particular transportation objectives.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 33-35
  • Monograph Title: Urban transportation finance
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025559
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM