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Transit Means Business

Tranplanner

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The Canadian Urban Transit Association has just released a report detailing the economic impacts public transit has on Canadian cities. A summary of the report can be found here.
 

Wulf9

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Any idea where they got that jobs multiplier (21.4 jobs for each $1m spent)?

Does anyone have a U.S. equivalent study?
 

Tranplanner

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It appears it came from a study done by the Province of British Columbia - it's footnoted as source "f" in the references.
 

green lizard

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I like the photos on the back of the space transit riders req vs the space the same amount of people req in cars. I may not
totaly agree with the logic, but it is a great way to explain the
concept.

My big complaint with the info is the usual complaint I have with
most info I read. WHAT ARE THE STATISTICAL FACTS. We are
allways given stats and told to look up the supporting docs. I
have done a lot of class time and work time with stats. It is
very easy to misrepresent statistics. Sample size is the biggest
one that can qeer the result. I do not like repeating someones
stat summary only to find out that the sample size was to small
to support the conclution.

(sorry, pet peeve)
 

Tranplanner

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Yeah, the document was a bit "propaganda-ish", but it is just the executive summary. If you want the full report, you have to buy it.

The transit v. auto capacity photo is a classic that was done by the City of Toronto as a part of the background work for the Official Plan. I think it gets the message across quite well.
 
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