publication . Article . 2016

Public Transportation and Industrial Location Patterns in California

Chatman , Daniel; Xu, Ruoying; Park , Janice; Le, Kim;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Apr 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Public transit investments are a large and growing share of all transportation investments in the state of California, and such critical investments should be evaluated partly on their economic benefits. Taking such benefits into account could alter investment, service, and service restructuring decisions taken by transit agencies in the state. The relationship of public transportation to economic productivity, and spatial patterns of industrial location, is understudied. This project investigated how changes in rail transit service in California metropolitan areas (Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego) are associated with firm clustering by in...
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free text keywords: public transportation, firm cluster, agglomeration, commercial property values, economic development, Engineering
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