NEED FOR MORE FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN ADMINISTERING NONURBANIZED AREA PUBLIC TRANSIT ACTIVITIES

In 1974 the Congress authorized $500 million for transit assistance in nonurbanized areas (less than 50,000 population) during fiscal years 1975 through 1980. According to state and local officials, demand for these funds, which are administered by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, has been low because federal financial assistance for operating expenses is not available for nonurbanized areas, a clear federal policy is lacking for such areas, federal grant application procedures are complex, and some small towns are unaware of the federal financial assistance. Legislation is pending for operating assistance, but the Transportation Administration should provide specific policies and procedures for public transit assistance in nonurbanized areas. Transportation should also evaluate grant application procedures to determine how they can be simplified, and should evaluate whether current information dissemination methods are adequate.

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  • Pagination: 19 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00185842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-134
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1982 12:00AM