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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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NH: Big potential, Big Subsidies Projected in New Rail Study

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit (34 minutes ago)

Commuter rail from Manchester to Boston would feature four New Hampshire stops and create 5,600 permanent jobs and 3,600 new residential units along the rail corridor by 2030, according to a study's preliminary findings out Thursday... Read Post

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

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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