Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Community Investments Vol 22, Issue 2
Stronger Transit, Better Transit-Oriented Development


Summer 2010

Community Investments

Robust public transportation options can yield significant savings for households, local governments, and the environment. However, the lack of stable funding for public transit threatens the long-term viability of transportation systems that offer alternatives to dependence on automobiles. This article looks at some possibilities for policy reform that can re-balance transportation priorities and spending to better support the development of walkable neighborhoods near high quality transit.

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