Subways , Strikes , and Slowdowns : the Impacts of Public Transit on Traffic Congestion

  title={Subways , Strikes , and Slowdowns : the Impacts of Public Transit on Traffic Congestion},
  author={TRAFFIC CONGESTION and Michael L. Anderson and externalities},
Public transit accounts for only 1% of U.S. passenger miles traveled but nevertheless attracts strong public support. Using a simple choice model, we predict that transit riders are likely to be individuals who commute along routes with the most severe roadway delays. These individuals’ choices thus have very high marginal impacts on congestion. We test this prediction with data from a sudden strike in 2003 by Los Angeles transit workers. Estimating a regression discontinuity design, we find… CONTINUE READING
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