In this study of ways in which costs may be reduced, the Metropolitan Transit Authority's management has three criteria for selecting cost saving projects: potential for cost reducing; likelihood of implementation; time required implementation. The major areas of expenses are being studied, namely, planning activities, capital improvements, bus and rail operations, and the more subjective areas of management and organization. Cost reduction and the control of the rate of cost increase are the key objectives of the study. The improvements proposed should have a minimal negative impact on the quanity of service, and cost savings should not be in the form of deferred expense that make today a problems become tomorrow's crisis.

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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:
    • Doolittle Jr, Jack T
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00176522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1982 12:00AM