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Transportation and the economy national and state perspectives
  • Published Date:
    1998-05-01
  • Language:
    English
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  • Resource Type:
  • TRIS Online Accession Number:
    00754971
  • OCLC Number:
    40336054
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE ; NTL-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE-Economic Impacts ;
  • Abstract:
    In the past months, many years of research and data collection have begun paying off in a rich series of analytical studies paving the way for a strong, rigorous and quantitative explanation of transportation's role in the economy and the power of transportation investment in advancing national competitiveness and productivity. This document identifies some of this new research and the guidance it provides to public investment decision making. This document also addresses some of the tasks that lie ahead to complete the work that is now showing such substantial rewards. The contents of this documents are organized in three sections. The first section, Overview, discusses the following: Building a new understanding of the economic dimensions of transportation; New tools and data at the national scale; and The data linkages. The second section, Transportation's Economic Importance: Highlights of the Transportation Satellite Accounts (TSAs), addresses the following: What is a satellite account?; The relevance of the TSA; State perspectives on transportation investments; Key findings; A regional perspective; Wisconsin economic research; Maryland examines the impacts of highway spending; and Truck shipments across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge: A case study. The final section presents the conclusions of this report

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