TCRP Report 129: Local and Regional Funding Mechanisms for Public Transportation
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TCRP Report 129:
Local and Regional Funding Mechanisms for Public Transportation
(2009)
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 129: Local and Regional Funding Mechanisms for Public Transportation explores a series of transit funding mechanisms with a primary focus on traditional tax- and fee-based funding; and common business, activity, and related funding sources. The report includes an online regional funding database that provides an extensive list of funding sources that are in use or have the prospect of being used at the local and regional level to support public transportation. A user manual for the database is also available online.

Note: The database is a very large file and may take some time to download.

Topics

  • Transportation — Public Transportation
  • Transportation — Administration and Management
  • Transportation — Finance

Publication Info

81 pages | 8.5 x 11
Contents

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-ix
S.2 A Typology of Local and Regional Funding Sources for Public Transportation 1-2
S.3 Overview of Current Local and Regional Public Transportation Funding 3-3
S.5 Local and Regional Public Transportation Funding by Type of Agency 4-4
S.7 Steps in Enacting New Funding Sources for Public Transportation 5-6
1.4 Organization of the Report 7-8
2.2 Defining Local and Regional Funding Sources for Public Transportation 9-9
2.3 Profile of Local and Regional Public Transportation Funding Sources - 2005 10-13
3.1 Local and Regional Public Transportation Funding Typology and Definitions 14-15
3.2 Traditional Local and Regional Tax- and Fee-Based Funding Sources for Public Transportation 16-17
3.3 Common Business, Activity, and Related Funding Sources for Public Transportation 18-19
3.4 Current Examples of Traditional or Common Local and Regional Funding Sources 20-26
3.6 Revenue Streams from Projects 27-33
3.7 Public Transportation Funding Mechanisms Not in Widespread Use 34-38
4.2 Contextual Issues in Local and Regional Funding for Public Transportation 39-41
4.4 Criteria for Evaluating Potential Local and Regional Funding Sources 42-46
4.5 Performance of Tax and Fee Mechanisms 47-49
5.1 Steps for Successful Implementation of New or Enhanced Funding Mechanisms 50-51
5.2 Arguments for Increased Funding for Public Transportation 52-52
6.2 Updating Local and Regional Public Transportation Funding Resource Material 53-54
Appendix A - Public Transportation Systems Interviewed 55-58
Appendix B - Transit Agency Interview Guide 59-59
Appendix C - Observations from the National Transit Database 60-61
Appendix D - International Experiences with Local and Regional Public Transportation Funding 62-63
Appendix E - Selected Bibliography 64-68
Appendix F - Local Funding Measures Supporting Transit (20002006) 69-71
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 72-72

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