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Title:

Subways, Strikes, and Slowdowns: The Impacts of Public Transportation on Traffic Congestion
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Accession Number:

01483079

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Bureau of Economic Research

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Abstract:

Using data from a 2003 transit worker strike in Los Angeles, the author predicts that it is not uncommon for transit riders to be people who commute on highways with severe traffic delays. He determines that average highway traffic delay increases 47% when transit services are not available. The author concludes that traffic congestion plays a large role in attracting commuters to transit services; and the net benefit of public transit systems is quite a bit larger than previously assumed.

Report Numbers:

NBER Working Paper No. 18757

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

National Bureau of Economic Research

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Authors:

Anderson, Michael L

Pagination:

n.p.

Publication Date:

2013-2

Media Type:

Digital/other

Subject Areas:

Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning

Files:

TRIS

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Jun 4 2013 11:08AM