Contrasting Supreme Court Decisions: The Present Status of 'Real' Federalism.

Section 13(c) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act (UMTA) is blamed for much of the nation's expensive and hard-to-manage mass transit systems. In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Jackson (Tennessee) Transit Authority in a case where the transit union claimed that section imposed federal labor laws on local transit systems that had received federal grants. John C. Armor discusses at length the implications of the decision and offers his advice on how local authorities should proceed in taking over failing private transit systems. This is essential reading for city, county, state and regional transportation authorities.