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Report: Transit draws crowds, cash, to cities

Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.

Blog: How a ‘red-state’ city became a transit leader

Salt Lake City, located in a conservative state, is the only city in the country currently building light rail, bus rapid transit, streetcars and commuter rail simultaneously. The lesson that other cities can learn from the city is to design a transit plan based on what people value about where they live.