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10 Ways to Enhance Your Community: Unleash the Power of Public Transportation

This publication is geared toward local officials and suggests ways that they can work with local public transportation systems to encourage ridership and make their communities more livable. Written in conjunction with the Transportation and Livable Communities Consortium, it provides lots of examples of what other communities have done to spur action. 2002. Available only as a PDF

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Aging Americans: Stranded Without Options

Authored by Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) and jointly sponsored by APTA and AARP, this report reveals the demographics of the United States will change dramatically during the next 25 years as more baby boomers reach their 60s, 70s and beyond. As people grow older, they often become less willing or able to drive, making it necessary to depend on alternative methods of transportation. Unfortunately, the United States is currently ill-prepared to provide adequate transportation choices for our rapidly aging population. How the nation addresses this issue will have significant social and economic ramifications. This report presents new findings based on the National Household Transportation Survey of 2001 and places them in the context of other research on mobility in the aging population. 2004

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Bring Back the Streetcars! A Conservative Vision of Tomorrow’s Urban Transportation

Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind explore in this 2002 report how urban downtowns are reviving, and new towns are being built to traditional patterns. Not only can streetcars serve these non-suburban areas, they need streetcars in order to flourish. 2002

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Does Transit Work? A Conservative Reappraisal

This report, written by Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind of the Free Congress Foundation, explains why transit’s effectiveness is often measured erroneously, and they propose a new measurement that better calculates the importance of transit, called a transit competitive trip. The authors cite three case studies in Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO and San Diego CA in answering "yes" to the question, "Does Transit Work?" 1999.

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Good Urban Transit: A Conservative Model

Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind describe a plan to expand the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority as a model for development of  good urban transit based on conservative principles.  Their model builds on what already exists by taking lessons from the past.  The model stresses coverage, frequency, ease of connection, and a core of electrified rail service.

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How Transit Benefits People Who Do Not Ride It: A Conservative Inquiry

The report by Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind describes the benefits of transit service for people who do not ordinarily ride it. Nonusers encounter less congestion, save money, and see the values of their homes go up because of transit service. Transit’s positive impact for conservation and the importance of transit for the occasional users are also investigated. 2003

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It Pays to Ride Public Transportation: Transit Commuter Benefits (50 copies)

This informational pamphlet describes the provisions, background, and legal authority for the transit pass commuter benefit. $10.00 per 50 copies. Updated 2009
 

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The World Economy is Moving. Can America Keep Up?

America's transportation infrastructure historically gave our nation a global competitive advantage that paved the way to prosperity.  Interconnected systems of transit, airports, highways, railroads, and ports ensure the rapid movement of goods and people.  As other nations step up their transportation investments and our economy increasingly depends on "just-in-time" delivery, the U.S. transportation infrastructure needs to keep pace. 2007.

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Twelve Anti-Transit Myths: A Conservative Critique

Conservative scholars Paul M. Weyrich and William S. Lind take on the anti-transit critics and debunk misconceptions about rail transit. This study is an excellent resource for transit advocates facing the venomous attacks of the “anti-transit troubadours.”  2001.

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