A project is currently underway that will produce a handbook for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration on local government financing for public transportation. The book which will cover both existing methods that have been applied in public transportation as well as some innovative methods, will have 6 major sections. The introduction will discuss types of financing problems and set forth the frame-work of legistative and organizational actions and traditions within which specific financing steps are considered. The next section, on public organization for transit financing, will discuss the relative importance of specific organizational structives and, to some extent, different local institutional settings for transit financing. A section will then deal with key local policies. The section on nonfare sources of funds will consist of a general catalogue of local government fund sources other then transit operations, including advertising and terminal concessions. State transit subsidy programs will be reviewed in a further section. Other sections will discuss financing for special-service clientele, focusing on the elderly and handicapped. The final section will be examine prototype institutions and review the possibilities for setting up plans and packages with major emphasis on operating assistance at the local level.

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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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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM