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Better transit is the path to progress in New Orleans | Times-Picayune

A vibrant public transit system is the backbone of opportunity for cities like New Orleans. Public transit connects people to jobs, food, schools and health care. A reliable, coordinated public transit system could make a real difference for families who might need to take a sick child to their doctor. It also could determine what access families have to healthy food. And for cities like New Orleans, public transit is an economic generator. Research shows that investments in public transit systems yield significant gains. Every $1 spent on public transit generates a local economic return of $5; every $1 billion invested in public transit creates and supports 36,000 jobs. In short, public transit is a booster for economic growth.

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