Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The best economic stimulus

Dollars invested in public transportation flow through all sectors of the economy and a cross section of American communities, large and small, urban and rural. Through increased jobs, income, profit and tax revenue, they provide an economic stimulus far exceeding the original investment—as much as six dollars for every dollar invested.*1 - American Public Transportation Associaton - APTA.

1 comment:

Alison Wiley said...

I concur. Here in Portland Oregon we have a great transit system -- and a city so livable that now everyone wants to move here (yikes). I see transportation options as central to both macro-sustainability and micro quality of life (happiness). More at my blog Diamond Cut Life http://alison97215.wordpress.com/