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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.

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