314 jobs are created for each $10 million invested in transit capital funding and more than 570 jobs are created for each $10 million invested in shorter projects.
85% of all transportation costs in the U.S. are related to private automobiles.
The federal gas tax in 1993 was 18.4 cents per gallon. The price of a First Class stamp that year was 29 cents. In the almost 20 years since that time, the cost of mailing a letter has risen to 45 cents while the gas tax has stayed exactly the same. If the same rate of inflation had been applied to both, the gas tax would be at 28.5 cents per gallon today.
Public transportation is a $58 billion industry that employs nearly 400,000 people.