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Economic Development

A Tool for Assessing the Economic Impacts of Spending on Public Transit. 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. (Center for Urban Transportation Research, 2013).

Economic Benefits of Coordinated Human Service Transportation and Transit Services. 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. (Transit Cooperative Research Program, Report No. 91, 2003).

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

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.

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

Strengthening Connections Between Transportation Investments and Economic Growth. 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. (National Transportation Policy Project, 2011).