More JOBS. 47,500
An efficient transportation system is an economic engine and a job creator. Not only does transit attract new employers to our region – building it also creates jobs! According to the American Public Transportation Association, for every billion dollars invested in public transportation, 47,500 jobs are supported, including construction, operations and maintenance, and secondary jobs from supplies and materials to feeding the hungry workers. For every dollar that’s invested in transit, research shows as much as $6 is generated in economic returns. In the economic times we are facing, that is a welcome statistic.