Since public transportation service provides numerous benefits to the economic, social, environmental, and transportation sectors of New York society, its continued availability to all New York residents is essential. The current transit operating assistance program has maintained fares and service levels, but has not generally provided for fare reductions or service increases. While adequate for 1974, the current program will fall short of needs for 1975. A number of inequities in the current program have been identified and solutions recommended. In 1973 Transit operating deficits (costs of operation minus revenues from riders) for New York State were about $263 million for bus, subway,and commuter rail. Unless strong actions are taken to hold down rapidly rising costs of transit operations, these deficits are expected to rise to about $642 million by 1975 and $1,324 million by 1980, assuming that current fares and service levels are maintained. A continuing State program of operating assistance is recommended to insure the availability of public transportation service to all New York residents. The other recommendations are an incentive program to decrease transit ridership; and an incentive program to encourage and improve transit service. /Author/

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 59 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00179053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rpt. 76
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM