THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE TAX BURDEN OF FINANCING BART'S CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS

The 71-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is the first regional scale rapid transit system to open in the United States in over 50 years. This technical memorandum assesses the impacts of financing BART's $1.5 billion capital expenditures and $60 million annual operating expenditures on the tax burden of the region's residents. This memorandum identifies the sources of BART's capital financing and assigns the burden of each revenue source geographically and to incidence sectors. It documents the same analysis for the difference between regional transit expenditures with BART and those that would occur without BART. The equity of the BART financing plans is reviewed in the context of their impact on representative household types. The differences between financing expectation and the reality are reviewed, in addition to policy implications to the financing plan. (Color illustrations reproduced in black and white)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on BART Impact Program. Prepared by McDonald and Grefe, Inc., San Francisco, Calif. Sponsored in part by Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    McDonald and Grefe, Incorporated

    303 Sacramento Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94111

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Authors:
    • GREFE, R
    • MCDONALD, A
    • Westerfield, D
    • Brecher, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-BIP-TM-30-7-77 Tech Memo
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1981 12:00AM