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Transit investment and economic development

  • Vickerman, Roger

This paper describes the development of approaches to analysing the links between investment in transit and economic development. It indicates the need to bring together disparate approaches from urban economics and transportation economics to get a full understanding and uses recent results on agglomeration economies to present a more rigorous model of the wider economic benefits of transit investment. Although the evidence increasingly points towards identifiable benefits over and above those captured in conventional transport cost-benefit analysis, the chapter counsels against the assumption of simple rules.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Transportation Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 107-115

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Handle: RePEc:eee:retrec:v:23:y:2008:i:1:p:107-115
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