CASE STUDIES ON INCREASING TRANSIT REVENUES: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCTRD) operated out of the fare box in 1969, state funds came in 1970, local support in 1973, and federal operating funds in 1975. State funding has been and continues to be the most important source to supplement the fare box. Almost all state funds are derived from a 9.25 percent sales tax. There funds qualify as the local share to meet federal matching requirements. The county of Los Angeles is the primary provider of operating funds from within the area served, but the actual source of the county funds is federal revenue sharing. The SCTRD's experience in improving transit revenue is briefly discussed, and figures are used to illustrate annual operating revenues by source in actual dollars and in constant dollars.

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    • Woodhull, Joel
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 232-234
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS
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  • Accession Number: 00176530
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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM