Presenter Information

Minshuai DingFollow

Advisor Information

Dr. Robert Blair

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

26-3-2021 12:00 AM

Abstract

This study explores the consequence of using special-purpose and general-purpose forms of governments in public transit services. Since the 1950s, this form of local government has become prevalent yet remains an under-researched topic in the field of public administration. This study compares the performance of special-purpose and general-purpose governments in the field of public transit in the Midwest area of the United States. Performance in this context comprises four groups of variables: efficiency, effectiveness, solvency, and social responsiveness. Pooled cross-sectional data from the National Transit Database (NTD) of the agencies and census data from 2009-2018 are used for multilevel modeling regression. Grouping effects of the state legislative environment are also tested, which can inform the variation within special- purpose governments further.

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Does Institution Matter? An Analysis of Two Types of Public Transit Agencies in Midwest

This study explores the consequence of using special-purpose and general-purpose forms of governments in public transit services. Since the 1950s, this form of local government has become prevalent yet remains an under-researched topic in the field of public administration. This study compares the performance of special-purpose and general-purpose governments in the field of public transit in the Midwest area of the United States. Performance in this context comprises four groups of variables: efficiency, effectiveness, solvency, and social responsiveness. Pooled cross-sectional data from the National Transit Database (NTD) of the agencies and census data from 2009-2018 are used for multilevel modeling regression. Grouping effects of the state legislative environment are also tested, which can inform the variation within special- purpose governments further.