Public Transit Social and Economic Opportunities and Consequences II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Evergreen, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Elizabeth Delmelle, Isabelle Nilsson
Chairs: Isabelle Nilsson


Public transit offers social and economic opportunities by linking residents with employment and social services and connecting firms with consumers. It also plays a key role in attracting residents and business to cities and neighborhoods potentially serving as an urban development or redevelopment strategy. At the same time, transit may have unintended consequences such as rising rents and property values that lead to the displacement of residents and businesses. The purpose of this session is to explore both the opportunities and consequences stemming from transit investments.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Kevin Credit*, Michigan State University, Transitive properties: A spatial econometric analysis of new business creation around transit 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Maryam Khabazi*, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Light Rail Transit Investment and Industry Employment Redistribution 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Kevin Kane*, Southern California Association of Governments, Frank Wen, Southern California Association of Governments, Jung Seo, Southern California Association of Governments, High-quality transit areas (HQTAs): Capitalization effects and infill potential in the Southern California region 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Jeff Allen*, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Steven Farber, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Transit Access to Employment in Canada: Taking Stock of Income Inequalities 20 11:00 AM
Presenter Daniel Zimny-Schmitt*, , An Investigation of the Performance of Light Rail Transit Systems at the Corridor Level: A Comparative Analysis in the American West 20 11:20 AM

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