The bar chart shows the changes in public funding for transit expenses over an eight year period, 2000-2008.
There is also a key showing the percentage annual growth rate of each fund, Local, State and Federal.
Local funds consistently represent the largest contribution throughout the said period, followed by Federal funds, then State funds. State funds have the highest annual percentage growth rate of 9.3%, followed closely by Local funds at 9.2%, whereas Federal funding is only growing at 5.3% annually.
Despite dipping in 2004 and 2005, the general trend is that expenditure is increasing year on year with total expenditure starting at 9.1 billion USD, and finishing at 16.1. The State is the smallest contributor overall, however, the amount given doubles from 1 billion to 2 billion over the said period. Federal funds increased by around 50% from 4.3 billion to 6.4 billion.
To summarise, funding for transit capital expenditure is increasing, the largest source is Local funding, then State. Federal funding contributes the least but is also growing.
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