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2015 AASHTO Transportation Bottom Line Report

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Highways and Bridges Maximum Economic Investments

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS (AASHTO) An annual investment of $120 billion for highways and bridges between 2015 and 2020 is necessary to improve the condition and performance of the system, given a rate of travel growth of 1.0 percent per year in vehicle miles of travel, which has been AASHTO’s sustainability […]

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The Economic Impact of Public Transportation

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Potential Long-term Economic Impact per Billion Dollars of Enhanced National Investment in Public Transportation (Annual Effect in the 20th Year)*

Increased public transportation investment can lead to significant economic growth, as a consequence of both the short-term stimulus impact of public transportation outlays and a longer-term, cumulative impact on economic productivity. The latter is enabled by increasing investment to improve our nation’s urban transportation systems and sustaining the investment over time. While the total impact will depend on the level and distribution of investment, the magnitude of potential impact can be illustrated by considering a scenario of enhanced investment sustained over 20 years.

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Public Transportation for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Public Transportation for the Holidays

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Transit in High-Growth Business Clusters

Friday, December 20th, 2013
Case Study Area

There has been significant attention in the transportation research field
regarding the extent to which transit investment supports “agglomerations
economies” – the ability of business firms to realize productivity gains
because of greater labor market access. This research study addresses
this same general issue of business productivity, market access and transit
service, but from a different perspective.

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Open for Business: The Business Case for Investment in Public Transportation

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Public transportation is a $57 billion industry in the United States. Public transportation itself includes a broad, interconnected set of modes including local and commuter bus service, subways, paratransit, light rail, streetcars, commuter rail, bus rapid transit, and high-performance intercity passenger rail. It provides essential public benefits, and accordingly receives support from government. At the same time, public transportation is an attractive market for business partnerships, and such relationships have always been present on both capital and operating functions.

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Reactions to the ASCE 2013 Report Card on America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

 Transportation for America’s Director James Corless: “Our country’s association of civil engineers continues to do the yeoman’s work of sounding the alarm on our country’s infrastructure — the roads, rails and waterways that we depend on to move our goods from place to place and get us where we need to go each day. But […]

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Public Transportation Ridership Report

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

The demand for public transportation rose last year as Americans took 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, and 154 million more trips than the previous year, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the seventh year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide.

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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APTA hosts UIC High Speed Rail 2012

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA, attended the UIC 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail, hosted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The conference was held from July 11th to July 13th in Philadelphia, PA, in the days following the historic vote by the California legislature approving high speed rail.

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Opportunity Cost of Inaction: High-Speed Rail and High Performance Passenger Rail in the United States

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

This paper addresses the initial investment and on-going cost of operation and maintenance of high- performance passenger rail (HPPR) in four of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sanctioned HPPR regional networks – Northeast, Chicago Hub, California, and Northwest – over a 40 year period. The system can generate a net benefit of at least $660 million annually. If the nation should forgo this opportunity, it stands to sustain a cost of at least $26.4 billion in foregone economic benefits over the next four decades.

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