Certain basic questions regarding alternative means of financing urban transportation are considered. These questions relate to: Who decides and how: What is to be financed? How much is needed? Where will the money come from? How is the program to be administered? The risks associated with certain answer are pointed out. A table is used to examine these and source subsidiary questions and how they have been answered in financing the interstate highway program, the capital program of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Systems, and the recent transit service program of the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

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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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    • Dahms, Lawrence D
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: pp 222-224
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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM