BENEFITS TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM THE ADOPTED REGIONAL METRO SYSTEM. TECHNICAL APPENDIX
This report is one of several which assessed the costs and benefits associated with the construction of a rapid rail system for the National Capital Region. The report examined both the direct and indirect benefits to the federal government of the Metro rapid rail system. The study concludes that the federal government will receive 94 cents in direct benefits for every $1 it contributes toward financing the Adopted Regional System (ARS). Some of the direct benefits which contribute to these figures and which are discussed in the report include employee parking, conservation of land, interoffice communication, and a reduction in employee tardiness. Other factors which were considered in the analysis but were not so easily quantified included savings to individual federal employees, the development of tourism, improving the environment of the nation's capital, making for a more efficiently-operating region, and contributing to the development of the national capital region as a showcase for both the nation and the world.
- Prepared by Development Research Associates, Washington, D.C.
Washington Metro Area Transit CommissionWashington, DC United States
Development Research Associates4733 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD United States
- Publication Date: 1968-10
- Pagination: 51 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; City planning; Construction; Costs; Economic development; Expenditures; Federal aid; Federal government; Financing; Government funding; Land use; Policy; Public transit; Rapid transit; Socioeconomic factors; Subways; Tourism; Transportation operations; Transportation planning
- Identifier Terms: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Transportation management
- Geographic Terms: Washington (District of Columbia)
- Old TRIS Terms: Federal expenditures; Federal support programs; Government policies; Subway railways
- Subject Areas: Construction; Economics; Finance; Policy; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00092811
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: WMATA-75/23
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM