A one-pager on the economic benefits of transit investment published by APTA.
This report by Reconnecting America, “documents the interest in transit projects around the U.S., and calculates the investment required to build all the proposed new lines. The report concludes that a transit building program not unlike the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act after World War II would help address many of the challenges facing this country — from rising gas prices to climate change — and it would create jobs.”
A report prepared by APTA for the Economic Development Research Group.
This study, prepared by the Economic Development Research Group for APTA, finds that for every $1 invested in public transportation, an average of $4 is generated in economic returns, in addition to $3.5 billion in business sales and nearly $500 million in federal, state and local tax revenues.
This study by Mark J. Eppli and Charles C. Tu, “finds that people are willing to pay more money for a home in a smart growth project than a similar house in a typical suburban development.”
This document by Gregg Logan, Stephanie Siejka and Shyam Kannan presents a, “review of studies of consumer demand for smart growth that finds that about one-third of homebuyers would prefer a smart growth neighborhood.”
The EPA examined residential building permits in the 50 largest metropolitan regions to determine if there has been a shift toward redevelopment and in which regions the shift has been most significant. The trends indicate that the distribution of residential construction has significantly changed over time in many regions. In more than half of the largest metropolitan areas, urban core communities have dramatically increased their share of new residential building permits. However, in many regions, a large share of new residential construction still takes place on previously undeveloped land on the urban fringe.