The purpose of this study was to find out the extent to which states and localities are spending nonfederal funds in support of public transportation in non-urbanized areas. A survey was administered to state officials in transportation or highway departments, to social service agencies of the state whose budgets include significant funding for client transportation, to ascertain current and projected expenditures. This report presents the results of a survey of twenty-five states, estimating the extent of nonfederal support for public transportation programs in rural areas. The survey found $36 million dollars of state funds, and three million dollars of substate funds supporting public transportation in these areas. Based upon these figures, it is estimated that at least $78 million are spent annually from nonfederal sources, and that the trend in such funding is upward. Passage by Congress of operating assistance programs for rural areas would enlarge the figure. The principal focus of nonfederal funding is to match social service based budgets used to enhance mobility of the transportation dependent in nonurbanized areas. Two dollars of "special service" transportation money is spent at the state level for every one dollar of "general service" public transportation in nonurbanized areas. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

    Transportation Institute
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411
  • Authors:
    • KIDDER, A E
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MC-11-0004-78-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1982 12:00AM