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59 APPENDIX B Transit Agency Interview Guide Through the interview process, attempts were made to Annual capital budget gather the following information elements for inclusion in the Recent major service improvement initiatives database that accompanies this report. Agency "Profile" data were extracted from the then current National Transit Data- Local and Regional Funding Source Information base (2006) for systems reporting from Urbanized Areas. Pro- file data for systems serving Small Urban and Rural areas were 7. Specific local/regional funding sources/revenue streams requested during interviews and are generally current as of the in use? date of the interviews (2007). 8. Dedicated to transit or shared for other uses? Funding source data were gathered during the interviews 9. For each source noted, attempts were made to compile the and generally are current as of the date of the interviews following information: (2007). Why was source selected (key factors; was there analysis of alternatives? Documentation?) Rate (in the case of taxes) Profile Information Base (who, what is taxed; what geographic area; exemp- tions, if any) 1. Agency name Yield (how much money does this source yield annually 2. UZA name or city for transit) 3. Interviewee name Use of revenues 4. Interview date Capital 5. 2000 population Operations 6. System size, operating characteristics, and trends Other uses Modes (NTD definitions) Latest date enacted Fleet size (bus peak requirement) Term of the tax (years effective without reauthorization) Annual revenue vehicle-miles Type of authorization/enactment (state statute; local Annual revenue vehicle-hours legislation; popular referenda, etc.) Annual ridership Pros/cons; advantages/disadvantages of the source Annual operating budget Key issues in enactment, use