TITLE

Whose Free Ride? : Transit Subsidies

AUTHOR(S)
Higgins, John K.
PUB. DATE
May 1972
SOURCE
New Republic;5/6/72, Vol. 166 Issue 19, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the need of public subsidies for operating transit systems in the United States. Emphasis on setting up of performance standards for the recipients of subsidies; Guidelines for determining those services to be aided are essential; Submission of plans by applicants for improving service and finances; Views that the bill should be changed to include formulas assuring quality service and rewarding system operators for improvements; Provision for two alternatives; Hand over of funds to cover the deficit of a transit system; Utilization of funds as incentives for better service; Proposals for an incentive scheme to increase subsidy payments in proportion to the increase in the number of customers.
ACCESSION #
10451033

 

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