OTA REPORT ASSESSES IMPACT OF MASS TRANSIT STRATEGIES IN DEALING WITH ENERGY AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

This news release summarizes the findings of an OTA report entitled "Energy, the Economy, and Mass Transit." Among the findings in the report are the following: the most effective way to promote energy conservation in urban transportation is a combined strategy incorporating both transit incentives and automobile disincentives; investment in mass transit results in about 80 man-years of employment per million dollars invested; and it is not likely that increased expenditures on rapid transit construction will have significant employment effects within two years due to the long lead time required for planning, design and financing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Copies of "Energy, the Economy, and Mass Transit" are available at the Government Printing Office, $2.00, 052-003-000132-2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Congress

    Office of Technology Assessment
    Washington, DC  United States  20510
  • Publication Date: 1976-2-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1981 12:00AM