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Transportation Finance

Transportation finance is the subject that explores how transportion networks are paid for. The timing of the money required to finance transportion is a principal issue. Many projects are "pay-as-you-go", that is infrastructure, which lasts many years, is expected to be paid out of ongoing cash flow.

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Public Transportation

Open for Business: The Business Case for Investment in Public Transportation - March 2016
Mobility in the United States is undergoing an evolution, driving new partnerships and challenging the traditional boundary between public and private realms. In fact, much of the innovation in transportation is coming from private sector, venture capital-backed support of smarter cities through technology. Though viewed as a primarily public-sector function, public transportation is proving to be the backbone of the multimodal, on-demand economy that private sector innovation is driving today.

Public Transportation Investment Background Data -- Eighth Edition, updated December 2013
This report assembles in one place brief answers for those questions which APTA is most frequently asked for background data about investment in transit with references to sources with more detailed information. Investment questions focus on transit financing: where do transit funds come from, how does the funding process work, how dependable are the funding sources, what do transit funds buy, and what level of funding does the transit industry need to meet the Nation's transportation needs?

Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment - May 2014
Groundbreaking analysis measures public transportation’s impact on the nation’s economic productivity for the first time. Investment in transit can yield 50,731 jobs per $1 billion invested, and offers a 4 to 1 economic return. Investment offers productivity gains long after the short-term stimulative effect.


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