Presenter Information

Braden PerryFollow

Major

Political Science

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Why do some metros get a larger share of their transit funding from state and local governments than others? Public transit funding has been steadily devolved over the years, especially in Republican lead states, where local transit authorities hold most of the funding responsibility. We found that metro areas with multiple years of unified Democratic control in the state government would provide more funding through the state level of government. Infrastructure and transit are typically thought of as “bipartisan”, but this research would argue alternatively.

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Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Eric Hansen, Ph.D., Department of Political Science

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Transit Funding: Progress or Partisan?

Why do some metros get a larger share of their transit funding from state and local governments than others? Public transit funding has been steadily devolved over the years, especially in Republican lead states, where local transit authorities hold most of the funding responsibility. We found that metro areas with multiple years of unified Democratic control in the state government would provide more funding through the state level of government. Infrastructure and transit are typically thought of as “bipartisan”, but this research would argue alternatively.

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