REPORT ON URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION IN METROPOLITAN MOBILE, ALABAMA, INCLUDING VALUATION SUPPLEMENT

WHEN THE MOBILE CITY LINES, INC., NOTIFIED THE CITY THAT IT WOULD CEASE ALL TRANSIT OPERATIONS, THE CITY ACTED TO REORGANIZE THE TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC OPERATION. AN EVALUATION OF THE ASSETS AND OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM INDICATED THAT THE OPERATING FACILITIES ARE BOTH SUITABLY LOCATED AND SATISFACTORY FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM. THE BUS FLEET IS GENERALLY IN SATISFACTORY OPERATING CONDITION, AND WHILE CERTAIN OF THE OLDER UNITS SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH NEW EQUIPMENT, THE FLEET AS A WHOLE IS ADEQUATE FOR OPERATIONS IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. PUBLIC OWNERSHIP CARRIES A NUMBER OF ADVANTAGES NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PRIVATE OPERATOR. TAX RELIEF FROM MOST FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LEVIES IS AVAILABLE. FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN THE FORM OF FUNDS FOR IMPROVEMENTS, CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO QUALIFYING PUBLIC BODIES. ALSO ADVOCATED IS AN EFFECTIVE DEMAND- RESPONSIVE TYPE OF TRANSIT SYSTEM. THIS WOULD ENTAIL A CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF ROUTE MODIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS CHARTER AND SPECIAL SERVICE EXPANSION DESIGNED TO SATISFY THE TRANSPORTATION NEEDS OF THE AREA. TO ATTRACT, STIMULATE, AND MAINTAIN THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC IN THE REVITALIZED TRANSIT SYSTEM, AN ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM WOULD BE EMPLOYED. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO ALA-T9-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Coverdale and Colpitts

    140 Broadway
    New York, NY  USA  10005
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1982 12:00AM