More Transit Equals More Jobs

Source: Todd Swanstrom, Will Winter, and Laura Wiedlocher, Transportation Equity Network, 2010

From the press release:
New data released today by the Transportation Equity Network reveals that investment in public transit can create hundreds of thousands more jobs than highway projects.

More Transit Equals More Jobs examines official project lists from 20 federally authorized Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and concludes that “if [they] shifted 50 percent of their highway funds to transit, they would generate an additional 184,801 jobs over a five-year period without spending any more money.”
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