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Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Local transit -- Oregon -- Portland -- Economic aspects, Input-output analysis

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23 pages


A summary of the transit-related benefits and an assessment of the economic effects of Tri-Met's operating and capital expenditures was performed. The economic effects of the agency's expenditures were derived using a 24-sector input-output model of the four county Portland SMSA economy. Input output analysis is frequently used for the purpose of impact assessment because it provides exceptionally detailed estimates of interindustry activity, employment and income that result from agency/project related expenditures. The primary data and background information needed to perform this analysis were provided by the Tri-Met Transit Planning and Development Office.


Catalog Number PR006.

A product of the Center for Urban Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.

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