Title

Public Transportation Systems as the Foundation for Economic Growth

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2011

Subject Area

policy - equity, place - europe, mode - bus rapid transit, place - asia, mode - tram/light rail, mode - subway/metro, operations - capacity, operations - reliability, land use - transit oriented development

Keywords

Cairo (Egypt), Cape Town (South Africa), Economic growth, Istanbul (Turkey), Johannesburg (South Africa), Public transit, Study tours

Abstract

This digest is an overview of a mission that explored how public transportation systems can be effective drivers of economic growth. The study mission investigated how transit investments are linked to economic growth in the cities of Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; and Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The mission was performed from October 29 through November 12, 2010.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, copyright remains with them.

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