Streetcars and Economic Development: Do Streetcars Stimulate Employment Growth?

  title={Streetcars and Economic Development: Do Streetcars Stimulate Employment Growth?},
  author={Sarah Jack Hinners and Arthur C. Nelson and Martin Buchert},
  journal={Transportation Research Record},
  pages={339 - 350}
This study reports economic development outcomes—defined as change in employment—for areas within 0.25 mi of three streetcar stations along four lines in each of four cities: Portland OR; Salt Lake City UT; Seattle WA; and New Orleans LA. Employment 3 years prior to the start of the streetcar construction was compared with employment within the three streetcar station areas in 2013. Before–after comparisons were also applied to 10 bus stops within each urbanized area selected as “controls… 
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