APTA members can now access a powerful new tool for making the case for public transportation. The My Economic Impact tool uses your agency’s budget data to calculate the economic impact of your transit service. The results from this tool will show:
- Jobs, wages, sales, and value-added supported by both agency operations and capital expenditure
- Understanding both direct and subsequent (multiplier) effects as agency activities ripple through the local economy
- Understanding the diverse occupational mix of jobs supported by agency operations and capital activities
Please read and use the two guides to the tool:
- This booklet provides a step by step guide for calculating your impact, using the My Economic Impact Tool
- This guide will help you describe and communicate your economic benefits in compelling and accurate ways. Use this for sharing your story in any venue.