CHOOSING PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR SMALL TRANSIT SYSTEMS

Providing adequate system deficit financing for publicly-owned and operated transit systems has been a source of great concern for federal, state and local funding agencies. Marginal increases in tax revenues coupled with increased competition for existing financial resources has forced government agencies to search out the best investment for scarce funds and to insure that the greatest public good may be accomplished at the least cost to the taxpayer. Urban transportation systems, and their mass transit components in particular, have often been regarded as important cornerstones in the economic viability of urbanized areas. The focus of this review, therefore, is on the identification of select performance measures that would provide to the operators of Pennsylvania's small transit system, a simplistic means of measuring the impact of low-capital intensive system improvements as well as highlight existing or emerging operating problems. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • McCrosson, D F
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 26-30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1981 12:00AM