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Economic Development


A Tool for Assessing the Economic Impacts of Spending on Public Transit (Center for Urban Transportation Research, 2013). Tool and introductory webinar to an Excel-based template tool developed for transit agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders of public transit to estimate the economic impacts of spending on public transit.

Strengthening Connections Between Transportation Investments and Economic Growth (National Transportation Policy Project, 2011). Elaborates upon and deepens the ongoing policy discussion of relationships between investments in transportation infrastructure and the nation’s short and long-term economic well-being.

Exploring the Role of Regional Transportation Projects as Rural Economy Drivers (NADO Research Foundation, 2011). Presents three case studies exploring three transportation-led economic development projects in Vermont,Alabama, and Oregon.

Economic Benefits of Coordinated Human Service Transportation and Transit Services (Transit Cooperative Research Program, Report No. 91, 2003). Examines the net economic benefits associated with various strategies and practices for coordinating human service transportation and general public transit, provides quantitative estimates of these strategies and practices, and identifies innovative and promising coordination strategies and practices.

Assessment of the Economic Impacts of Rural Public Transportation (Transit Cooperative Research Program, Report No. 34, 1998). Examines the economic impacts of selected rural public transportation services at the local level through case studies, and estimates the national economic impact of rural public transportation on an average annual per county basis.


National Association of Development Organizations. Provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s regional development organizations to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities.

National Network of Sector Partners.  Nationwide membership organization dedicated to promoting and increasing support for sector initiatives.

Rockefeller Foundation: Transportation and Infrastructure. Discusses issues related to transportation infrastructure and economic development.