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How to save millions on healthcare costs - invest in public #transit

The Express Stop: Treasury Department Touts Transit and Infrastructure Investments: "the use of light rail to commute to work is associated with a nearly 1.2 point reduction in body mass index as well as an 81 percent reduction in the odds of becoming obese. Moreover, improved perceptions of neighborhoods as a result of the availability of light rail were associated with 15 percent lower odds of obesity as well as higher odds of meeting weekly recommended physical activity levels for walking and vigorous exercise (9 percent and 11 percent, respectively).
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Transit - An Excellent Investment

Industries / Transportation : Free Public Transit (7 years ago)

from New York Public Transit Association Transit providers are a key contributor to New York’s financial health, with 70 percent of all mass transit trips taking residents to and from work. Public funding for transit has a signific.... Read Post

CA: SMART Needs Another $225 Million to Get Train, Pedestrian Path from Larkspur to Cloverdale

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit (3 hours ago)

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency needs another $225 million to get commuter rail and a pedestrian pathway from Larkspur to Cloverdale, as promised to voters in 2008. Read Post

Percent of GDP invested in infrastructure: China 9, USA 1.

Industries / Transportation : Free Public Transit (3 years ago)

Opinion: Too little is spent on transportation - Rep. Peter DeFazio - "Our transit systems have a $70 billion backlog of critical infrastructure investment needed for light rail, subways and buses. This means work for ... Read Post

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