Wednesday, March 23, 2011

And millions more could be saved by abolishing fares

Parked: Bay Area transit agencies duplicate costs such as those for vehicle maintenance yards, but merging these costs could save much-needed money. (Examiner file photo)

Merging administrative costs could save Bay Area transit agencies $100M | Will Reisman | Transportation | San Francisco Examiner: "Bay Area transit agencies spend significantly more in administrative costs than their peers across the nation, expenditures that knowledgeable observers believe could be slashed by merging some functions of the region’s 28 different operators.

Area transit agencies spend nearly 20 percent of their collective budgets on administrative functions such as purchasing, planning, dispatching and marketing, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area’s lead transportation group."

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