ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR FEDERAL MASS TRANSIT ASSISTANCE

Since the early 1960's Congress has authorized various federal programs to improve mass transportation, approving more than $16 billion in spending authority to support them. The most important federal programs are directed by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). The debate over new legislation authorizing and funding UMTA programs provides an opportunity to review existing efforts and to consider other federal strategies for improving urban transportation. This paper attempts to provide a framework for examining possible alternative strategies for federal assistance and for evaluating the budgetary needs of UMTA. /SASI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers

    1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Wheeler, P K
    • Mudge, R R
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Federal aid; Laws; Public transit
  • Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Finance; Highways; Law; Public Transportation; Society;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1981 12:00AM