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Economic Effects Of Tri-Met's Operating And Capital Expenditures Fy 1983 On The Portland Metropolitan Economy, James G. Strathman, Rishinath L. Rao Dec 1983

Economic Effects Of Tri-Met's Operating And Capital Expenditures Fy 1983 On The Portland Metropolitan Economy, James G. Strathman, Rishinath L. Rao

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

A summary of the transit-related benefits and an assessment of the economic effects of Tri-Met's operating and capital expenditures was performed. The economic effects of the agency's expenditures were derived using a 24-sector input-output model of the four county Portland SMSA economy. Input output analysis is frequently used for the purpose of impact assessment because it provides exceptionally detailed estimates of interindustry activity, employment and income that result from agency/project related expenditures. The primary data and background information needed to perform this analysis were provided by the Tri-Met Transit Planning and Development Office.


Shifts In Urban Transportation Issues And Policy: Are Educational Materials Keeping Pace, Kenneth Dueker, Sebastian Degens, Michael Hayakawa Aug 1983

Shifts In Urban Transportation Issues And Policy: Are Educational Materials Keeping Pace, Kenneth Dueker, Sebastian Degens, Michael Hayakawa

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

The changing problem perceptions in urban transportation have pushed a succession of issues to the forefront in the last twenty years. Urban transportation policy has adjusted to this changing environment with both incremental and radical policy innovations. Transportation education should maintain a high degree of correspondence with contemporary issues in the field. The authors fear that the shifting transportation agenda may outdate transportation literature swiftly.

The article begins with a review of the policy innovations in urban transportation issues and major since 1956 . The second part of the study analyzes articles by a policy analyst, documents containing transportation planning rules ...


Research And Development Effects On Economic Growth: Implications For The Portland Smsa, James G. Strathman Mar 1983

Research And Development Effects On Economic Growth: Implications For The Portland Smsa, James G. Strathman

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

Promoting a high- technology economic base has been widely adopted as a regional development "policy for the 80's." To this point, however, it appears that little consideration has been paid to questions regarding the feasibility of this policy as it relates to structural and locational characteristics of the regional economy. This paper will discuss those attributes of the regional economy that typically contribute to the expansion of high- technology activities, with particular attention paid to expansion potential in the Portland SMSA. High-technology activities are defined according to product cycle theory, and the attributes of the regional economy are examined ...