Urban Mass Transportation in Perspective

April 1, 1968

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Research Publication No. 14

Foreword
In the recent past, many new Federal programs have been inaugurated to deal with a variety of domestic civilian problems. One such program on urban transportation, inaugurated in 1961, involves the Federal government in the problems of mass transit. The congestion and inefficiency which has characterized many urban transit systems in recent years has evoked public and private concern for the revitalization of mass transportation.

The purpose of this study is to define the problems which have plagues the transit industry, survey the efforts of the Federal government to provide some answers, and indicated the alternatives, both Federal and non-Federal, which a viable urban transit program of the future might pursue.

David Wilkofsky, research analyst, was primarily responsible for preparing this study, under the general supervision of C. Lowell Harriss and Elsie M. Watters.

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