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About Public Transportation Funding Washington State Municipal Research Services Center (MRSC), April 2009 Report includes the funding statutes for Public Transportation and funding data on public transportation systems by County. Special transportation benefit districts, which cover all or parts of 23 counties and include 132 cities, operate the majority of the public transportation systems in Washington State. There are three municipal systems, Everett, Pullman, and Yakima, and one metropolitan county system, King County Metro, which includes 28 cities. A regional transit authority provides transportation services between King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. Thirteen of the 39 counties have no transportation services serving unincorporated areas. http://www.mrsc.org/Subjects/Transpo/PubTransFin.aspx

2006 C&P Findings: Current Transit Funding Commission Briefing Paper 3B-01Prepared by: Section 1909 Commission Staff, March 14, 2007 This paper is part of a series of briefing papers prepared for the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission authorized in SAFETEA-LU, Section 1909. The papers are intended to synthesize the state-of-the-practice consensus on the issues that are relevant to the Commission’s charge outlined in Section 1909, and will serve as background material in developing the analyses to be presented in the final report of the Commission. This paper presents information on the findings from the 2006 Conditions and Performance Report with regard to current transit system revenue sources at the Federal, State, local and operator level and the types of transit expenditures. Farebox Recovery Ratios The farebox recovery ratio is calculated as farebox revenues as a percentage of total transit operating costs. It measures users’ contributions to the variable cost of providing transit services and is influenced by the number of riders, fare structure, and rider profile. Low regular fares, the high availability and use of discounted fares, and high transfer rates tend to result in lower farebox recovery ratios. This paper represents draft briefing material; any views expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the position of either the Section 1909 Commission or the U.S. Department of Transportation. The average farebox recovery ratio from 2002 to 2004 for all transit modes combined was 35 percent. http://transportationfortomorrow.org/final report/pdf/volume 3/technical issue papers/paper3b 0 1.pdf

Calculating Model of Urban Public Transit Subsidy Jixiu Hao, Wei Zhou, Haofeng Huang, and Hongzhi Guan Highway College, Chang'an University, Xi'an, China Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Communications, Beijing, China, Key Laboratory of Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, May 2009. Urban public transit financial subsidy is one of the key links, which promote public transit priority strategies. It is an important issue of urban traffic sustainable development to establish a specific operable subsidy calculating model and to improve the way to calculate urban public transit subsidy. This study establishes the game model among the income of residents, enterprises operating costs, and subsidies through utility theory. It shows the advantages of classification subsidy of public transit riders and establishes a specific operable subsidy calculating model. Then, the calculation of Beijing public transit subsidies in 2007 is taken as an example. The results indicate that the subsidy classification and the subsidy calculating model not only can fully satisfy the travel demands of public transit riders but also can effectively calculate the subsidy amount, which realizes the utility maximization of government subsidy. The proposed method is proved to be a new effective way to measure urban public transit subsidy. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science? ob=ArticleURL& udi=B8H0W-4W75BWN- 1& user=10& rdoc=1& fmt=& orig=search& sort=d& docanchor=&view=c& searchStrId=1032 773063& rerunOrigin=google& acct=C000050221& version=1& urlVersion=0& userid=10&md 5=ff7bc40c19dd2b8d1b82286348c4ad0e (Document available for purchase through WSDOT Library)


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