The experience in Minneapolis is briefly outlined. The development of metropolitan councils and semidependent districts is examined for the standpoint of general government. Comments are made on the planning and the decision-making mechanisms. The Rockville, Maryland respresentative notes that it is desirable to coordinate the different federal programs, including those in the heavily related areas of transportation, energy, and environment. The desirability of subsidizing mass transit is indicated. Gasoline taxes, parking charges and taxes and the need for a national, coordinated, consolidated, federal grant program is discussed. Guidelines for block grant legislation are suggested in a further paper. Transportation related programs in California and Pennsylvania are briefly noted. Brief comments are also made on the political and institutional problems in the area of financing mass transit.

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  • Authors:
    • Graven, David L
    • Potter, Neal
    • Rivard, Lloyd A
    • Bauer, Arthur
    • Miller, James H
    • Beshers, Eric W
    • Watt, Paul C
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: pp 244-252
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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM