Rail Transit in America: A comprehensive evaluation of benefits
economics - appraisal/evaluation, economics - benefits, mode - rail
This report evaluates the benefits of rail transit based on a comprehensive analysis of transportation system performance in major U.S. cities. It finds that cities with larger, well-established rail systems have significantly higher per capita transit ridership, lower average per capita vehicle ownership and mileage, less traffic congestion, lower traffic death rates and lower consumer transportation expenditures than otherwise comparable cities.
Litman, T. (2009). Rail Transit in America: A comprehensive evaluation of benefits. Victoria Transport Policy Institute, produced with support from the American Public Transportation Association.