THE ROLE OF PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONS IN TRANSIT REGULATION

The opinion is expressed that there is no longer a significant role for public utility commissions (BUCs) in the daily operations of transit authorities. The PUCs must continue to exercise controls over the right of entry into the business and the right of exit. The operations of transit authorities should be subjected to specific controls in the form of service goals, service standard, and performance standards. Such standards should address every aspect of transit service: the number of standing passengers, owl service, the spacing of routes and bus stops, the percentage of direct and transfer services, new service, and the cleaning and maintenance of buses. Performance and policy aspects that must be addressed are also listed.

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    • This paper appeared in Transportation Research Board Special Report No. 181, Urban Transportation Economics. It contains proceedings of Five Workshops on Pricing Alternatives, Economic Regulations, Labor Issues, Marketing, and Government Financing Responsibilities held by Transportation Research Board. Sponsored by Office of the Secretary, Federal Highway Administration, and Urban Mass Transportation Administration of DOT; Environmental Protection Agency; and Federal Energy Administration.
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  • Authors:
    • Ison, Delmer
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00176508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1982 12:00AM