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Accession Number PB2013-110564
Title Tool for Assessing the Economic Impact of Spending on Public Transit, Summary Report.
Publication Date Jul 2013
Media Count 1p
Personal Author X. Chu
Abstract The researchers report completely describes use of the tool, its inputs, outputs, and capabilities. Application of the tool to eight counties that have either urban or rural transit services is also presented as a demonstration of the tools use. Good public transit systems are important community amenities because they increase the mobility options for residents at all income levels and abilities, they reduce congestion on roadways and in parking facilities, and they help to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emission. However, public transit requires a significant investment for establishment, operation, and maintenance. Part of this investment is offset by fares, but substantial contributions are required from government at all levels. These costs are often justified by the economic benefit transit brings, for which, agencies and other stakeholders frequently need current, objective, and community-specific information.
Keywords Assessments
Economic impact
Public transportation
Rural areas
Transit industries
Urban areas

Source Agency N/A
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85 - Transportation
Corporate Author Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL. National Center for Transit Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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