This paper summarizes a study undertaken to assist the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) in programming non-urban transit funds available through the National Mass Transportation Act of 1974. The study produced estimates of the amount of transportation provided and probable assistance levels under a variety of possible funding options. It was found that the supply of rural transportation services available in the next few years will vary significantly according to the type and amount of financial assistance available from UMTA, that assumptions about the useful life-span of vehicles significantly affect overall costs and administrative burdens, and that the transit assistance program with the most benefit to rural areas would be flexible depending on local conditions and would include some assistance for operating costs. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-14
  • Monograph Title: Public transportation in rural and suburban areas
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026903
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1982 12:00AM