Transportation and Economic Development - A Summary of Key Issues Being Explored on Transportation Options and Economic Development - Wisconsin TransLinks 21

Economic development and transportation are closely linked. Economic development stimulates transportation demand by increasing the number of workers commuting to and from work, customers traveling to and from service areas, and products being shipped between producers and consumers. Additional demand can then trigger the need for transportation improvements. Improvements which decrease transportation costs and increase safety may, in turn, stimulate further economic development. Transportation improvements do not guarantee increased economic development. To increase economic development, an improvement needs to decrease transportation costs or make transportation more reliable. A proper economic climate must also exist, as well as other support services. With these factors in place, transportation improvements can become catalysts for economic expansion. This issue paper concentrates heavily on freight and passenger issues related to economic development. Modes of transportation addressed include railroads, water transportation, air transportation, public transit, highways, and intermodal transportation.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 36p

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  • Accession Number: 01002106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2005 1:13PM