FINANCING PUBLIC TRANSIT IN NEW YORK STATE

The problem of how to pay for transit services and who should cover these costs are questions of both equity and economic efficiency. In the framework of today's fiscal environment, it is no longer logical to only consider the direct benefits of transit accruing to users. The secondary benefits received by non-user groups, such as property owners and employers, must also be taken into account to achieve an appropriate allocation of the transit cost burden. This wider view enables broad-based tax sources to be seriously considered. In New York State, such issues may be pivotal in determining the future of transit finance. A workshop was held on September 20-22, 1976 in Albany, New York in an attempt to deal with these very difficult issues. This document summarizes the major points of interest from the many long hours of intense, frequently heated, discussion that occurred during that time. Summaries of the three workshop panels are followed by the four research papers presented at the workshop. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Workshop Report from the sessions held September 20-22, 1976 in the Albany Hyatt House, Albany, New York. Workshop organized by the Polytechnic Institute of New York and the New York State Department of Transportation, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Transportation Training and Research Center, 33 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  USA  11201
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM