AN ESTIMATE OF THE 1970 U. S. URBAN TRANSIT DEFICIT

THE PAPER PROVIDES ESTIMATES OF OPERATING AND TOTAL DEFICITS INCURRED IN 1970 BY URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROPERTIES CLASSIFIED BY URBANIZED AREA AND MODE. THE OPERATING DEFICIT FOR ALL PROPERTIES INCURRING SUCH DEFICITS IN 1970 IS ESTIMATED TO BE $190 MILLION. OF THIS AMOUNT, THE BUS DEFICIT WAS $109 MILLION AND THE RAIL RAPID TRANSIT DEFICIT WAS $81 MILLION. THE TOTAL DEFICIT FOR 1970 IS ESTIMATED TO BE $450 MILLION, EXCLUSIVE OF WAY AND STRUCTURE COSTS. THE LARGEST BUS DEFICITS WERE INCURRED IN URBAN AREAS WITH POPULATIONS OF ONE TO FIVE MILLION PEOPLE; THE LARGEST RAIL RAPID TRANSIT DEFICITS WERE INCURRED IN URBAN AREAS WITH POPULATIONS OVER FIVE MILLION PEOPLE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No P-960
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Defense Analyses

    400 Army Navy Drive
    Arlington, VA  USA  22202
  • Authors:
    • Boyd, J H
    • Wells, J D
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 3 1982 12:00AM