The 71-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is the first regional scale rapid transit system to open in the United States in over 50 years. This technical memorandum assesses the economic impacts of BART's $1.5 billion capital expenditures and $60 million annual operating expenditures on the Bay Area's regional economy. The report documents the changes in regional output and employment in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, in each of 50 sectors, as a result of BART's expenditures. Two input-output models were developed of the San Francisco Bay Area, one for 1967 and one for 1974, to test these impacts. The models and the methodology for formulating them are described. BART's impact on employment opportunities during construction and its permanent staff is evaluated. The impact of BART's construction expenditures on construction wage rates within the region is also analyzed. (Color illustrations reproduced in black and white)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by McDonald and Grefe, Inc., San Francisco, Calif. Sponsored in part by Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Transportation Commission

    Hotel Claremont
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94705

    McDonald and Grefe, Incorporated

    303 Sacramento Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94111

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    451 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20410
  • Authors:
    • GREFE, R
    • McLeod, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-BIP-TM-29-7-77 Tech Memo
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30176
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM