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Investment Data

  • APTA Primer on MAP-21 Transit Funding - updated May 2014
    This report provides extensive detail on current and historic federal transit funding levels by program.
  • Public Transportation Investment Background Data 10th Edition - updated December 2014
    This report assembles in one place brief answers for those questions which APTA is most frequently asked for background data about investment in transit with references to sources with more detailed information. Investment questions focus on transit financing: where do transit funds come from, how does the funding process work, how dependable are the funding sources, what do transit funds buy, and what level of funding does the transit industry need to meet the Nation's transportation needs?
  • The Business Case for Investment in Public Transportation - March 2014
    This report shows why public transportation is an attractive market for both public and private investment. The public transportation industry is supported by growing demand, and bolstered by long-term demographic and consumer preference shifts.
  • High-Speed Rail Investment Background Data - February 2011
    Definitions of categories of high-speed rail are presented with a history of federal laws supporting high-speed rail.  Historical and projected growth trends of passenger trips, vehicles, and agencies for all types of passenger rail are calculated.  High-speed rail policy, plan, and need statements from APTA and other organizations are described.  Summaries of research detailing high-speed rail land use impact, energy use and emissions reduction, and economic benefits are presented.
  • The Case for Business Investment in High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail - March 2011
    This report focuses on key issues critical to private investors as they consider investments or future expansion into business serving growing passenger rail markets.  It highlights national and international trends, the market potential in the U.S. future funding sources, and the need for public support
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