Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment

For the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), EBP (formerly EDR Group) completed a 2020 update to our prior 2014 Study of the Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment.

As with our prior reports, the guide shows the economic contribution of public transit capital investment and operations, as well as longer term economic impacts of changing the efficiency of local transportation systems. This includes effects on both households and businesses that are associated with reducing congestion, enhancing employers’ access to labor markets and reducing automobile ownership costs.

This new update report also adds substantial new analysis reflecting newer data sources. It include:s (1) increased focus on accessibility, (2) increased focus on transit state of good repair, (3) changing ridership trends, (4) the rise of shared mobility and for-hire services, and (5) the expansion of micromobility options.