University of California Transportation Center
Transit and Regional Economic Growth: A Review of the Literature
- Author(s): Huang, William S.
- et al.
Public transit can affect the location and intensity of development within a metropolitan region. This ability to steer growth, however, does not necessarily imply improved economic performance for the region as a whole. The construction or expansion of a transit system may cause the redistribution of development within the metropolitan area, without any net increase in regional growth.