The Missouri Public Transit Association released a case statement on the importance in investing in public transit in MO. A link to the statement is below. For every one dollar invested in public transportation, there is a four dollar return on investment in economic activity. Public transit also improves mobility, increases economic growth, decreases unemployment, improves quality of life and allows people to remain independent longer.
This discussion is going to be very important as we head into the 2014 legislative session while at the same time discussions move forward on an initiative petition to place a one-cent general sale tax on the ballot for public transportation in MO.
October 2013 Public Transit Case Statement released by Missouri Public Transit Association