MASS TRANSIT: Status of New Starts Program and Potential for Bus Rapid Transit Projects
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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As the end of the TEA-21 authorization period approaches, there is a long list of potential transit projects vying for limited New Starts funding. The New Starts program will likely start the next authorization period with a considerable number of future commitments, which could significantly increase competition for funding. Bus Rapid Transit, because of its lower capital costs, has the potential to expand the benefits of limited federal funding. In addressing their transportation problems, communities will ultimately formulate proposals on the basis of a number of factors, including cost ridership environmental impacts and a communitys needs, public attitudes, and perceived ability to obtain federal funding. Bus Rapid Transit should be given serious consideration as options are explored and evaluated.
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