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Journal Article
Public transit: realizing its potential

Business Review , Issue Sep , Pages 15-23

Journal Article
Missing the bus

Many worry over the loss of intercity bus and train service. But local, on-demand transit service is more critical for rural mobility.
Fedgazette , Volume 17 , Issue Mar , Pages 10-13

Journal Article
Riding the rails: a look at light rail transit

The Regional Economist , Issue Oct , Pages 4-9

Journal Article
Commuter rail ridership: the long and the short haul

Business Review , Issue Nov , Pages 13-23

Journal Article
The downtown parking syndrome: does curing the illness kill the patient?

Consumers and businesses alike cite the lack of free parking as one of the major problems associated with working, playing, and shopping downtown. A shortage of parking spaces can also lead to higher prices for those parking slots available as well as violation of parking ordinances by frustrated citizens. In light of widespread concerns about parking downtown, should large cities adopt policies to encourage more parking in a central business district (CBD), or should they improve public transit as an alternative to driving? Cities must consider many factors before answering such questions. ...
Business Review , Issue Jan , Pages 3-14

Journal Article
Is access to Center City still valuable?

Business Review , Issue Jul , Pages 3-12

Discussion Paper
The electronification of transit fare payments: Examining the case for partnership the case for partnerships between payments firms and transit agencies

Several of the nation?s largest payment-card-issuing banks are working with public transit agencies to enable consumers to pay fares by using payment cards, and more such partnerships may be on the horizon. On April 23, 2009, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia hosted a workshop to discuss the potential adoption of electronic payments by transit agencies from the perspectives of several subject matter experts from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. James Lock, vice president and senior advisor, Treasury Services Global Advisory Solutions group; Jameson Troutman, strategy ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 11-02

Working Paper
Transportation investments in the Philadelphia metropolitan area: who benefits? Who pays? And what are the consequences?

In this paper, the author examines the geographic distribution of transportation investments as well as the question of who pays for the investments in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, focusing on differences between the city and its surrounding Pennsylvania suburban counties. The author presents estimates of total, per capita, and per user benefits of highway investments, as well as fees generated by highway users at the county level. The author also examines the combined highway and transit investments in the suburbs as a whole and in the city. ; There are three central findings in this ...
Working Papers , Paper 98-7