Modeling Public Transit

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    Candi Clouse

    Luke - 

    These are great questions! In order to model them in IMPLAN, you will need to come up with an associated value for a bus line extension or additional bus stop.There is no way to determine the cost of either of these services in IMPLAN. 

    We do have an article that might help answer some questions for you - All Aboard! Modeling Public Transit.

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    Luke Daniels

    Thanks Candi,

    From your reply, even if we knew that $1 M would be invested into a rail line extensions, we would model that as either 529 or 532? In other words, that is the most granular level?

    I read the article, but I am still confused about what these categories include. Since they don't directly capture construction of new public transportation, can I assume they capture ongoing operations?

    So if we knew that $1M would be spent on rail extensions, we would model that as Industry 56?  Would we then have to adjust 529 because the transit system needs more staff? Perhaps I am misunderstanding.

     

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    Candi Clouse

    Luke - 

    These Industries represent the yearly operations of transit. If you are modeling construction, that would not fall under the operations, and would fall under Industry 56 - Construction of other new nonresidential structures. If the extension now requires more staff to operate, you can absolutely model that through the transit Industry.

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