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Posts Tagged ‘public transit’

Economic Implications from Proposed Public Transportation Capital Funding Cuts

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Exhibit 1: At-Risk Transit Projects by Mode

The Administration’s proposed funding cuts for transit capital projects would jeopardize $38 billion of planned projects. These projects would support 502,000 jobs within the span of constructing these projects — representing project construction jobs, transit equipment manufacturing jobs and wider multiplier effects on jobs associated with parts & materials suppliers and worker re-spending. The time span for completion of these projects vary, but overall, they would be completed over a period of slightly more than ten years, representing an annual average of 49,000 jobs supported each year over that period.

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Access Across America

Monday, January 9th, 2017
New York City Metro area - Access to jobs by transit

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ACCESIBILITY OBSERVATORY Executive Summary Accessibility is the ease and feasibility of reaching valuable destinations. Accessibility can be measured for a wide array of transportation modes, to different types of destinations, and at different times of day. There are a variety of ways to define accessibility, but the number of destinations reachable within […]

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Let’s Take A Ride: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Chicago, Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC are home to America’s largest, most extensive public transportation systems. [email protected] has created a visualization of the history and development of each city’s system to show how millions of Americans travel daily via mass transit.

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The Future of Our Transportation Infrastructure in a Car Crazed Culture

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

By Jack Payton William Faulkner once bemoaned our country’s automobile culture by dryly observing that “the American really loves nothing but his automobile: not his wife, his child, nor his country … but his motor-car.” It’s been over 60 years since he penned those lamenting words, but if anything, our collective reliance on the personal […]

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What do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and Roads?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE Introduction Over the past several decades, the transportation revenues available from state and federal gas taxes have fallen significantly, especially in terms of inflation-adjusted dollars per mile traveled. At the same time, the transportation system requires critical—and expensive— system upgrades. Among other needs, a large portion of the national highway system requires […]

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