THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COSTS OF NOT HAVING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The recent energy problems, environmental concerns and traffic congestion associated with auto-oriented transportation have revived interest in public transit. However, the overall costs of not having public transportation often are hidden or "shadow" costs which are not full explored in decisions to obtain, or to discontinue, transit service. A means of further quantifying these distributive social and economic costs is necessary, so that city and state transportation decisionmakers can more ably determine the transit needs of specific groups and the levels of public transportation service required. /GMRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00183129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM