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Accession Number PB2014-106711
Title Funding Structures and Competing Priorities for Regional Transit in Metro Detroit.
Publication Date Mar 2014
Media Count 42p
Personal Author S. Anderson
Abstract The Detroit region provides less locally raised funding for transit than other urban areas of the U.S. and Canada, resulting in a transit system that is less effective. This is exacerbated by the fact that federal funds can be used for capital projects only if a local source of matching funds is available, so Detroit receives less federal money than would be considered its fair share (based on population, geographic area, or similar metrics). Past efforts to improve transit foundered for political and other reasons, but recent developments, such as M-1 Rail and the States enactment of laws creating a Regional Transit Authority (RTA), represent a positive trend. This study examines transit financing in four comparable metropolitan regions, compares them with practices and opportunities in the Metro Detroit region, and offers recommendations for the future.
Keywords Capital
Detroit(Michigan)
Federal budgets
Financial management
Metropolitan areas
Michigan
Priorites
Project planning
Public transportation
Rail transportation
Regional Transit Authority(RTA)
State laws
Transit systems
Trends
Urban areas


 
Source Agency N/A
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
85C - Metropolitan Rail Transportation
85I - Railroad Transportation
Corporate Author Mineta Transportation Inst., San Jose, CA. Coll. of Business.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1418
Contract Number DTRT12-G-UTC21-2010-0299

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