Policy and Planning as Public Choice: Mass Transit in the United States

Policy and Planning as Public Choice: Mass Transit in the United States

by David Lewis, Fred Williams, Fred Laurence Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754610675

ISBN-13: 9780754610670

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Under a public choice analytical framework, the book applies formal economic measures to the passenger and taxpayer benefits of public transit service in the United States. Approximately 400 local transit budgets have been renewed annually for more than 25 years. These budgets epitomize Braybrooke and Linblom's concept of "disjointed incrementalism" and Buchanan's

Overview

Under a public choice analytical framework, the book applies formal economic measures to the passenger and taxpayer benefits of public transit service in the United States. Approximately 400 local transit budgets have been renewed annually for more than 25 years. These budgets epitomize Braybrooke and Linblom's concept of "disjointed incrementalism" and Buchanan's concept of "Public Choice" since local legislators funded transit despite constant academic criticism of transit performance. On the other hand, Braybrooke and Lindblom and Buchanan show that local budgets capture benefits that traditional planning analysis does not grasp. This is borne out in analysis in the book. Indeed, far from draining society, transit returns five dollars in benefits for each one dollar of public subsidy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754610670
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.91(d)

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