EBP staff conducted a study that showed how transportation connectivity affects wages and jobs in different industries in cities, metro areas and across states.
The first part, now published in Transportation Research Record, shows how labor market and business connectivity interact to affect economic productivity and business clusters within large metro areas. The article also explains how transportation planners can use this information to inform urban transportation investment plans and priorities. The second part, forthcoming, analyzes economic development implications of wider regional connectivity to supply chains, intermodal terminals and same-day travel markets.
Weisbrod G, Goldberg J, Frank P. Measuring the Regional Economic Impact of Transportation Access Improvements in the Context of a Large Metropolitan Region. Transportation Research Record. March 2021. doi:10.1177/03611981211002520