The Transportation Task Force was created to examine problems associated with developing and financing organizations that can meet expanding needs, and seeking a solution for legislative consideration. A wide variety of alternative revenue sources were seriously considered at various public hearings. They included: fares, fuel tax, sales tax, sales tax on gasoline, income tax, city contribution, parking tax, utility tax, and state lottery. The opinion is expressed that, regardless of the source of the funds, the presentation and improvement of the regions public transportation system would require sizable public funds. There is also agreement that Chicago's Regional Transit Authority (RTA) should have significant revenue collection powers and that these powers should be indigenenous to the areas served. The key provisions of the RTA enabling act are discussed.

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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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    • Nevel, William C
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM