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Old 09-14-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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In Atlanta, it's funded by a sales tax/w little funding from the state.
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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In Charlotte, its funded by paying the transit fees...
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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In Youngstown, there is a 0.25% county-wide sales tax. But, up until 2006, it was funded through a property tax on city residents. I think most transit systems in Ohio have switched to the county sales tax system for funding, although the percentage may vary. The state provides VERY little funding for transit.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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In Charlotte, its funded by paying the transit fees...
A small fraction might be, but mostly its funded by taxes.

California is a combination of state and local sales taxes (earmarked) and general fund money. There's a few counties that don't have the local stales tax, but they're mostly in the boonies and just run regional transit with the money they get kicked back at the state level. Of course, they still pay that sales tax, it's just they don't have the additional local sales tax earmarked for transit that most places also have. Fares cover a bit less than 20% of operating cost and none of the capital costs.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:29 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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In Seattle there are no city buses, there are King County Metro buses and Sound Transit buses (multiple county). They are funded primarily from sales tax, but also from fares, and cities/companies paying for specific expanded routes to benefit their
interests. For example, one bus that I use in the afternoons has 10 additional runs funded by the cities of Issaquah, Redmond and Sammamish, and Microsoft Corporation.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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SEPTA whines and complains and lobbies until the state gives it more money.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:22 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Mostly sales tax, 1% in all or part of 7 counties. Federal grants, fares, advertising.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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For L.A. County (as of 2012), the following were sources of the $5.9 billion in transportation revenues:

Local Sources - 67%
-- 3 specific 1/2 cent sales taxes dedicated to transit - $1.9 billion
-- 1/4 cent of the 7.25% state sales tax - $335 million
-- Fare revenues -- $473 million
-- Bonds, interest on funds, HOV violations, etc...
State Sources - 21% (State gas tax & excise taxes, High Speed Rail Funds, Prop 1B Infrastructure Funds, etc.)
Federal Sources - 12% (Federal gas tax, America Investment & Recovery Act, etc)

http://media.metro.net/projects_stud...rces_guide.pdf
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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Mostly by fares, supplemented by local sales tax. Although some riders are from out of state, they pay the same fare as local residents.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:56 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Mostly by fares, supplemented by local sales tax. Although some riders are from out of state, they pay the same fare as local residents.
I think it's the other way around.
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