CASE STUDY OF NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT SYSTEM: PART 1

Transportation within the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is provided by 11 constructed agencies, 4 million private automobiles, 12,000 taxis 40,000 gypsy cabs, and by at least 120 private bus companies. A table is provided which illustrates commuter travel to work. The Consolidated MTA deficit is increasing in absolute size and in relation to the financial operation. The actual and projected deficit figures are illustrated in a table. Employee wages and fringe benefits have risen to the extent that savings gained through reductions in the work force have become insignificant. Also, staff reductions have not kept pace with the decline in ridership. Tables are provided which show ratios of the work force to passenger and the amount of service provided, employment data for MTA affiliates, the sources of deficit financing for the MTA affiliates, and the categories of the sources of financing. An attempt is being made to move to a service plan which is discussed at public hearings of riders and others affected by the operations of MTA so that they have greater control over the services.

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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. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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  • Authors:
    • Legg, E Stanley
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 210-214
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS
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  • Accession Number: 00176521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM