Good jobs and better climate hinge on public transit decisions | rabble.ca

Posted: April 27, 2015 in Canadian Politics, Environment, Global Warming, Workers Rights

Good jobs and better climate hinge on public transit decisions | rabble.ca.

…Numerous studies show that improving public transit is a better job creator than building new and wider roads, and the same or lower overall transportation expenditure can produce more employment. For example, the B.C. Treasury Board estimates that a $1 million transit expenditure creates 21.4 jobs in BC, compared to 7.5 jobs for the same automotive expense and only 4.5 jobs in oil and gas…

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