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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Development Research Associates, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metro Area Transit Commission

    Washington, DC  USA 

    Development Research Associates

    4733 Bethesda Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1968-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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