Public Policy And Transit System Management

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The history of transit system management in the United States has largely been a history of failure—failure to come to grips with the real issues involved and failure to develop effective policies for an efficient and rational system.

This book, the first major survey in more than a decade, catalogues management attempts to overcome constraints imposed by external institutional and sociopolitical factors, as well as by internal labor and resource problems. In combining actual ...

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Overview

The history of transit system management in the United States has largely been a history of failure—failure to come to grips with the real issues involved and failure to develop effective policies for an efficient and rational system.

This book, the first major survey in more than a decade, catalogues management attempts to overcome constraints imposed by external institutional and sociopolitical factors, as well as by internal labor and resource problems. In combining actual case histories with academic insights, it offers managers and consultants the tools to make transit systems work.

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GEORGE M. GUESS is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Political Science at Georgia State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Federal Transit Assistance, Management Deregulation, and Local Mobility Needs

Elected versus Appointed Boards and Transit Management Effectiveness

Local Government Financing of Public Transportation: A Case Study of Georgia Transit Systems

Transit Financing: The Case of California

Governing and Managing Multimodal Regional Transit Agencies in a Multicentric Era

Paying for Public Transportation: The Problem of Operating Deficits at MARTA

Financial Forecasting and Annual Budgeting

Mass Transit Budgeting

The Successful Uses of Decentralized Program Budget in the New York City Transit Authority

Monitoring Transit Performance

Collective Bargaining in the New York City Transit Authority

The Determinants of the Decision to Contract Out Public Transit Services

Index

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